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Marmande
Cloister of the Our Lady church, Marmande
Cloister of the Our Lady church, Marmande
Coat of arms of Marmande
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Marmande
Canton Marmande-1
Marmande-2
Intercommunality Val de Garonne
Area
1
45.06 km2 (17.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
17,748
 • Density 393.87/km2 (1,020.13/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Marmandais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
470157 /47200
Elevation 12–132 m (39–433 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 ft)
Website www.mairie-marmande.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Marmande is a commune in southwestern France, in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is a sub-prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department, capital of the arrondissement of Marmande. It is also the capital of 2 cantons in the department: Marmande-1 and Marmande-2.

Geography

Marmande is on the right side of the Garonne river, at about 64 km (40 mi) to the northwest of Agen and 71 km (44 mi) to the southwest of Bordeaux.

It has an area of 36.88 km2 (14.24 sq mi) and its average altitude is 72 m (236 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 30 m (98 ft).

Marmande and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Marmande

Marmande is surrounded by the communes Beaupuy, Mauvezin-sur-Gupie, Escassefort, Virazeil, Saint-Pardoux-du-Breuil, Fourques-sur-Garonne, Montpouillan, Gaujac and Sainte-Bazeille.

Climate

The climate of Marmande is an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.

Population

The inhabitants of Marmande are known, in French, as Marmandais (women: Marmandaises).

With a population of 17,748, Marmande has a population density of 394 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Marmande

Administration

Marmande is a subprefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1790. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Marmande and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of 2 cantons:

  1. Marmande-1, formed with a part of Marmande and nine other communes, with 18,503 inhabitants (2014).
  2. Marmande-2, formed with a part of Marmande and ten other communes, with 17,833 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Val de Garonne (French: Val de Garonne Agglomération).

Twin towns

Marmande is twinned with:

  • Spain Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain
  • Italy Portogruaro, Italy

Monuments and sites

  • Église Notre-Dame de Marmande : Our Lady church and cloister built on the 13th century.
  • Jardin du Cloître de Notre-Dame de Garonne (Garden of the Cloister of Our Lady of Garonne).

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