Marmande facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts


Marmande Église ND Cloître 07.jpg
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 Chief town of 2 cantons
Intercommunality Val de Garonne
Mayor Daniel Benquet
Elevation 12–132 m (39–433 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 ft*)
Land area1 45.06 km2 (17.40 sq mi)
Population2 18,028  (2013)
 - Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 470157/ 47200
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°30′N 0°10′E / 44.50°N 0.17°E / 44.50; 0.17

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


Marmande is on the left 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.


With a population of 18,028, Marmande has a population density of 400 inhabitants/km2.

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


Marmande is a subprefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1790. It is also the capital of two cantons:

  1. Marmande-1, formed with a part of Marmande and nine other communes
  2. Marmande-2, formed with a part of Marmande and ten other communes.

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).


Twin towns

Marmande is twinned with:

Related pages

Marmande Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.