Agen

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Agen

Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France.JPG
Historical center.
Coat of arms of Agen
Coat of arms
Agen is located in France
Agen
Administration
Country France
Region 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/160 ft)
Land area1 11.49 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population2 33,730  (2012)
 - Density 2,936 /km2 (7,600 /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 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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

The climate of Agen is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.[1]

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[change | change source]

With a population of 33,730,[2] Agen has a population density of 2,936 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Agen are known, in French, as Agenais (women: Agenaises).[3]

Administration[change | change source]

Agen is the prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1790. It is also the capital of two Cantons:[4]

  1. Agen-Centre, formed with a part of Agen
  2. Agen-Nord, formed with a part of Agen and the communes Colayrac-Saint-Cirq, Foulayronnes and Saint-Hilaire-de-Lusignan
  3. Agen-Nord-Est, formed with a part of Agen and the communes Bajamont and Pont-du-Casse
  4. Agen-Ouest, formed with a part of Agen and the commune Le Passage
  5. Agen-Sud-Est, formed with a part of Agen and the communes Boé and Bon-Encontre

Miscellaneous[change | change source]

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.

Gallery[change | change source]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Agen is twinned with:[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ville d'Agen" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-agen.html. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. "Populations lègales 2012 - 47-Lot-et-Garonne" (in French). Populations légales 2012 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/departement.asp?dep=47&annee=2012. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. "Agen (47000)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_agen_47001.html. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. "Liste des cantons de l'arrondissement d'Agen" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/nomenclatures/cog/canarr.asp?codedep=47&codearr=1. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  5. "Jumelages & Coopérations" (in French). Ville d'Agen. http://www.agen.fr/jumelages-et-cooperations. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

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