Vendôme

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Vendôme
A general view of the centre of Vendôme.
A general view of the centre of Vendôme.
Coat of arms of Vendôme
Coat of arms
Vendôme is located in France
Vendôme
Vendôme
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Vendôme is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Vendôme
Vendôme
Coordinates: 47°47′37″N 1°03′59″E / 47.7936°N 1.0664°E / 47.7936; 1.0664Coordinates: 47°47′37″N 1°03′59″E / 47.7936°N 1.0664°E / 47.7936; 1.0664
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
ArrondissementVendôme
CantonVendôme
IntercommunalityTerritoires Vendômois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pascal Brindeau[1]
Area
1
23.89 km2 (9.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
16,879
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vendômois
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
41269 /41100
Elevation76–141 m (249–463 ft)
(avg. 109 m or 358 ft)
WebsiteOfficial website
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.

Vendôme is a commune in central French, and is a subprefecture in the Loir-et-Cher department. It is also the capital of the arrrondissement of Vendôme and the administrative centre of the Vendôme canton.

Vendôme is one of the main towns along the Loir river. It is the third largest city of the department after Blois and Romorantin-Lanthenay.

Geography[change | change source]

The city of Vendôme is along the Loir river. The commune has an area of 23.9 km2 (9.2 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 109 m (358 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 80 m (260 ft).[3]

The distances from Chinon to other cities are:[4]

  • Paris, the national capital - 175 km (109 mi);
  • Blois, the departmental capital - 35 km (22 mi);
  • Orléans - the regional capital 91 km (57 mi);
  • Reims - 310 km (190 mi);
  • Bordeaux - 410 km (250 mi);
  • Toulouse - 548 km (341 mi);
  • Montpellier - 648 km (403 mi);
  • Lyon - 472 km (293 mi);
  • Nantes - 282 km (175 mi);
  • Marseille - 782 km (486 mi).
Vendôme and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Vendôme

The commune of Vendôme is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen climate classification type for the climate at Vendôme is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Marine West Coast Climate) and of the subtype Cfb.[5]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Vendôme is 604.5 mm (23.8 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 58.4 mm (2.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 40.6 mm (1.6 in).

The average temperature for the year in Vendôme is 10 °C (50 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 18.9 °C (66.0 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 35.0 °C (95.0 °F).[5]

Climate data for Vendôme, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 2
(36)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
13
(55)
17
(63)
19
(66)
18
(64)
15
(59)
11
(52)
6
(43)
3
(37)
10
(51)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 49
(1.9)
41
(1.6)
44
(1.7)
45
(1.8)
55
(2.2)
54
(2.1)
50
(2.0)
48
(1.9)
48
(1.9)
59
(2.3)
59
(2.3)
54
(2.1)
606
(23.8)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Vendôme are known, in French, as Vendômois (women: Vendômoises).[6]

With a population of 16,879,[7] Vendôme has a population density of 707 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Vendôme

Administration[change | change source]

Vendôme is a subprefecture of the Loir-et-Cher department, the capital of the arrondissement of Vendôme and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Vendôme, with 24,663 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Territoires Vendômois (French: Communauté d'agglomération Territoires Vendômois).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Vendôme is twinned with:[8]

Gallery[change | change source]

Vendôme: View from the castle.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le conseil municipal" (in French). Ville de Vendôme. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. "Commune de Vendôme (41269) - Comparateur de territoire". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. "The city of Vendôme". Map-France.com. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. "Ville de Vendôme". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Vendome, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. "Loir-et-Cher" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  8. "Le jumelage Vendôme / Gevelsberg" (in French). Ville de Vendôme. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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