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Agen

Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France.JPG
Historical center.
Coat of arms of Agen
Coat of arms
Administration
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Agen
Canton Chief town of 5 cantons
Intercommunality Agen
Mayor Jean Dionis du Séjour
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 37–162 m (121–531 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 ft*)
Land area1 11.49 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population2 34,344  (2013)
 - Density 2,989/km2 (7,740/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 47001/ 47000
Website www.agen.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 44°12′18″N 0°37′16″E / 44.2049°N 0.6212°E / 44.2049; 0.6212

Agen is a commune in southwestern France, in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is the prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department.

The Agenais is a natural region of the old province of Gascony, now in Aquitaine.

Geography

Agen is in the southeast of the Lot-et-Garonne department, on the right (eastern) side of the Garonne river and close to the Canal de Garonne. The city is at about 115 km (71 mi) from Toulouse and 140 km (87 mi) from Bordeaux.

Agen and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Agen

Agen is surrounded by the communes Colayrac-Saint-Cirq, Foulayronnes, Pont-du-Casse, Bon-Encontre, Boé and Le Passage.

Climate

The climate of Agen is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.

Climate data for Agen - La Garenne (47), France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.8
(51.4)
13.6
(56.5)
16.4
(61.5)
20.2
(68.4)
23.8
(74.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.2
(79.2)
24.1
(75.4)
19.0
(66.2)
12.5
(54.5)
8.8
(47.8)
17.57
(63.62)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
6.7
(44.1)
8.6
(47.5)
11.3
(52.3)
14.8
(58.6)
18.2
(64.8)
20.8
(69.4)
20.2
(68.4)
18.0
(64.4)
14.0
(57.2)
8.6
(47.5)
5.6
(42.1)
12.66
(54.79)
Average low °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
4.5
(40.1)
5.0
(41)
6.7
(44.1)
10.6
(51.1)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
15.1
(59.2)
13.0
(55.4)
10.6
(51.1)
6.6
(43.9)
4.0
(39.2)
8.98
(48.17)
Rainfall mm (inches) 65.8
(2.591)
65.5
(2.579)
56.6
(2.228)
59.7
(2.35)
79.7
(3.138)
60.2
(2.37)
49.6
(1.953)
56.3
(2.217)
48.5
(1.909)
57.1
(2.248)
55.3
(2.177)
61.8
(2.433)
716.1
(28.193)
Source: Infoclimat [1]

Population

With a population of 34,344, Agen has a population density of 2,989 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Agen are known, in French, as Agenais (women: Agenaises).

Administration

Agen is the prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1790. It is also the capital of two Cantons:

  1. Agen-1, formed with a part of Agen and the communes Bajamont, Foulayronnes and Pont-du-Casse.
  2. Agen-2, formed with a part of Agen and the communes Boé and Bon-Encontre
  3. Agen-3, formed with a part of Agen
  4. Agen-4, formed with a part of Agen and the commune Le Passage

Miscellaneous

Agen is the "capital of the prune", a local produce sold as a sweet (stuffed with prune purée) or as an after-dinner delight (prunes soaked in Armagnac – a type of brandy). Every September, the Prune festival organizes rock concerts, circuses and prune tasting.

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Twin towns

Agen is twinned with:

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