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Angers

Angers
Château d'Angers
Administration
Full nameAngers
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
ArrondissementAngers
IntercommunalityAngers Loire Métropole
MayorJean-Claude Antonini (PS) (2001 2014)
Statistics
Elevation65.6 ft (20 m)
Highest Elevation210 ft (64 m)
Lowest Elevation39.4 ft (12 m)
Land Area24.2 sq mi (62.71 km2)
Total Population157000 (1999 estimate)
- Density6484.3/sq mi (2503.6/km2)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
Postal code49000
INSEE49007

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Angers (-frɑ̃.ʒe) is a city in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France about 300 km (186.4 mi) south-west of Paris. Angers is located in the French region known by its pre-revolutionary, provincial name, Anjou, and its inhabitants are called Angevins.

Angers proper has a population of 157,000 inhabitants, while c. 283,000 live in its metropolitan area. The city traces its roots to early Roman times. It occupies both banks of the Maine, which is spanned by six bridges. The district along the river has flourishing nurseries and market gardens. It is known for its fresh produce and cut flowers.


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