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Town Hall and Place Jean Jaurès
Full nameTours
MayorJean Germain (2008 2014)
Highest Elevation357.6 ft (109 m)
Lowest Elevation144.4 ft (44 m)
Land Area13.3 sq mi (34.36 km2)
Total Population136942 (2006)
- Density10322.4/sq mi (3985.5/km2)
Postal code37000, 37100, 37200

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Tours (-frtuʁpron) is a city in central France, the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department.

It is located on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the famous Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the Paris Tours road bicycle race. Tours is the largest city in the Centre region of France, although it is not the regional capital, which resides in its second-largest city of Orléans. In 2006, the city itself had 142,000 inhabitants and the metropolitan area had 306,974.

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