Nevers

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Nevers

Place de la repulique nevers.JPG
Place de la République in Nevers.
Coat of arms of Nevers
Coat of arms
Nevers is located in France
Nevers
Administration
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Nevers
Canton Chief town of 4 cantons
Intercommunality Agglomération de Nevers
Mayor Denis Thuriot
(2014-2020)
Statistics
Elevation 167–238 m (548–781 ft)
(avg. 203 m/666 ft)
Land area1 17.33 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Population2 36,210  (2011)
 - Density 2,089 /km2 (5,410 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 58194/ 58000
Website www.nevers.com
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: 46°59′36″N 3°09′26″E / 46.9933°N 3.1572°E / 46.9933; 3.1572

Nevers is a commune in the Nièvre department in the Burgundy region in central France. It is the préfecture (capital of the department.

It is the main city of the department and one of the largest city of the region, after Dijon and Chalon-sur-Saône.

History[change | change source]

The name of the city comes from the name of the Nièvre river. Julius Caesar named the town as Noviodunum but later was named as Nebirnum, after the name of the river.

Nevers was the capital of the old province of Nivernais and became the capital of Nièvres on 4 March 1790 with the creation of the departments in France.

Geography[change | change source]

Nevers is at about 260 km (160 mi) to the southeast of Paris, on the confluence of the Loire and the Nièvre rivers.

It has an area of 17.33 km2 (6.69 sq mi) and its average altitude is 203 m (666 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 201 m (659 ft).[1].

Nevers and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Nevers

Nevers is surrounded by the communes Varennes-Vauzelles, Coulanges-lès-Nevers, Saint-Éloi, Sermoise-sur-Loire, Challuy and Marzy.

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen climate classification type for Nevers is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype "Cfb".[2]

The average temperature for the year in Nevers is 10.9 °C (51.6 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 19.2 °C (66.6 °F). The coolest month, on average is January, with an average temperature of 3.5 °C (38.3 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Nevers is 607.1 mm (23.90 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 73.7 mm (2.90 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 27.9 mm (1.10 in).[2]

Climate data for Nevers, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.3
(46.9)
12.4
(54.3)
15.4
(59.7)
19.4
(66.9)
22.8
(73)
25.5
(77.9)
25.2
(77.4)
21.4
(70.5)
16.7
(62.1)
10.5
(50.9)
7.1
(44.8)
15.95
(60.71)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.5
(38.3)
4.1
(39.4)
7.1
(44.8)
9.7
(49.5)
13.7
(56.7)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
18.8
(65.8)
15.3
(59.5)
11.9
(53.4)
6.7
(44.1)
4.0
(39.2)
10.91
(51.64)
Average low °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
-0.1
(31.8)
1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39)
7.9
(46.2)
10.9
(51.6)
12.8
(55)
12.3
(54.1)
9.1
(48.4)
7.0
(44.6)
2.8
(37)
0.8
(33.4)
5.78
(42.41)
Rainfall mm (inches) 31.7
(1.248)
28.8
(1.134)
37.4
(1.472)
44.7
(1.76)
74.2
(2.921)
64.2
(2.528)
66.8
(2.63)
57.0
(2.244)
57.8
(2.276)
56.9
(2.24)
40.1
(1.579)
47.7
(1.878)
607.3
(23.909)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

With a population of 36,210,[3] Nevers has a population density of 2,089 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Nevers are known, in French, as Nivernais (women: Nivernaises) but they are also known as Neversois (women: Neversoises), leaving Nivernais for the people of the department.[4]

Administration[change | change source]

Nevers is the préfecture of the Nièvre department since 1800. It is also the capital of four Cantons:[5]

  1. Nevers-Centre, formed with part of Nevers
  2. Nevers-Nord, formed with part of Nevers and part of the commune Coulanges-lès-Nevers
  3. Nevers-Est, formed with part of Nevers and part of the commune Saint-Éloi
  4. Nevers-Sud, formed with part of Nevers and parts of the communes Challuy, Marzy and Sermoise-sur-Loire.

Places of interest[change | change source]

Some interesting places in Nevers are:

  • The Nevers Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, dedicated to Saints Cyricus and Julitta.
  • The Palais Ducal ("Ducal Palace", now occupied by the courts of justice and an important ceramic museum) was built in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • The Porte du Croux, a square tower dating from the end of the 14th century.

Gallery[change | change source]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Nevers is twinned with:[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nevers". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Nevers-58000/. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nevers, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather-summary.php3?s=598834&cityname=Nevers%2C+Bourgogne%2C+France&units=&set=metric. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. "Populations légales en vigueur à compter du 1er janvier 2014: Nièvre" (in French) (pdf). Populations légales 2011 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/pages2013/pdf/dep58.pdf. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. "Nevers (58000)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_nevers_58194.html. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  5. "Liste des cantons de l'arrondissement de Nevers" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/nomenclatures/cog/canarr.asp?codedep=58&codearr=3. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  6. "Ville de Nevers - Jumelages" (in French). Nevers.fr. http://www.nevers.fr/jumelages. Retrieved 8 October 2014.

Related pages[change | change source]

Arrondissements of the Nièvre department

Other websites[change | change source]