Nevers

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Nevers
Place de la République in Nevers.
Place de la République in Nevers.
Coat of arms of Nevers
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Nevers
Canton Chief town of 4 cantons
Intercommunality Nevers Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Denis Thuriot[1]
Area1 17.33 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 34,485
 • Density 1,989.9/km2 (5,153.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58194 /58000
Elevation 167–238 m (548–781 ft)
(avg. 203 m or 666 ft)
Website www.nevers.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.

Nevers is a commune in the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 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 17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 203 m (666 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 201 m (659 ft).[3]

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.[4]

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).[4]

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]

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.[5]

With a population of 34,485,[6] Nevers has a population density of 1,990 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Nevers

Nevers forms, together with other 6 communes, the urban area of Nevers with a population of 59,444 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 126.9 km2 (49.0 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Nevers, formed by 57 communes, with a population of 100,768 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 1,280.1 km2 (494.2 sq mi).[8]

Administration[change | change source]

Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department, the capital of the arrondissement of Nevers and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of four cantons:

  • Nevers-1 formed by the commune Coulanges-lès-Nevers and part of Nevers, with 11,738 inhabitants (2014).
  • Nevers-2 formed by 3 communes and part of Nevers, with 11,570 inhabitants (2014).
  • Nevers-3 formed by 3 communes and part of Nevers, with 11,874 inhabitants (2014).
  • Nevers-4 formed by a part of Nevers, with 10,448 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Nevers Agglomération (French: Communauté d'agglomération de Nevers).

Twin towns[change | change source]

Nevers is twinned with:[9]

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]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Composition du conseil municipal" (in French). Mairie de Nevers. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. "Commune de Nevers (58194)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  3. "Nevers". Map-France.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Nevers, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  5. "Nevers (58000)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  7. "Unité urbaine de Nevers (58501)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  8. "Aire urbaine de Nevers (083)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  9. "Les villes jumelées" (in French). Mairie de Nevers. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 

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