Angers

Angers
Angers collage.jpg
Coat of arms of Angers
Coat of arms
Angers is located in France
Angers
Angers
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Angers is located in Pays de la Loire
Angers
Angers
Coordinates: 47°16′57″N 0°19′53″W / 47°16′57″N 0°19′53″W / 47.2825; -0.3315
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMaine-et-Loire
ArrondissementAngers
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération d'Angers Loire Métropole
Area142.70 km2 (16.49 sq mi)
Population (2012)2149,017
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code49007 /49000
Elevation12–64 m (39–210 ft)

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.

Angers is a city in the west of France. Around 160,000 inhabitants live inside the city and 300,000 live in the metropolitan area.

It is the capital of the historical province called Anjou. Today, the name of Anjou is Maine-et-Loire. The inhabitants of Angers and of Anjou are called 'angevins'.

The city existed before the Roman Empire. After the Roman conquest, the city was called Juliomagus. Angers was an important French city during the Middle-Ages. There is one of the bigger castles of Europe in the city.

It is now the 16th city of France (for its population). It is an economic center, a touristic and cultural town. Many festivals happen every year in the city (film festival 'Premiers plans', street festivals 'Tours de scène' and the famous 'Accroches-coeurs'). It has many museums. The museum of Beaux-Arts (a famous Art museum) and "Apocalypse Tapestry" (the oldest and largest collection of medieval tapestries in the world) are very famous.

There are two universities. More than 17,000 students go to the 'Université d'Angers' (a state university) and 12,000 go to the 'Université Catholique de l'Ouest' (a private catholic university). The 'École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers' is one of the most prestigious business school in France.

Transport

  • Road: Motorway A11 to Paris ~295 km and to Nantes ~90 km
  • Railway: TGV (very quick train) from Angers-St Laud station to Paris in 92 minutes only
  • International Airports: Angers-Marcé, Nantes-Atlantique
Other Languages
Acèh: Angers
Afrikaans: Angers
Alemannisch: Angers
አማርኛ: አንዤ
العربية: أنجيه
arpetan: Angers
asturianu: Angers
azərbaycanca: Anje
تۆرکجه: آنژو
Bân-lâm-gú: Angers
беларуская: Анжэ
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Анжэ
Bikol Central: Angers
Bislama: Angers
български: Анже
Boarisch: Angers
brezhoneg: Añje
català: Angers
Cebuano: Angers
čeština: Angers
corsu: Angers
Cymraeg: Angers
dansk: Angers
Deutsch: Angers
dolnoserbski: Angers
eesti: Angers
Ελληνικά: Ανζέ
English: Angers
español: Angers
Esperanto: Angers
euskara: Angers
فارسی: آنژه
føroyskt: Angers
français: Angers
Gagauz: Angers
galego: Angers
한국어: 앙제
հայերեն: Անժե
hornjoserbsce: Angers
Bahasa Indonesia: Angers
italiano: Angers
עברית: אנז'ה
kalaallisut: Angers
ქართული: ანჟე
Kiswahili: Angers
Kreyòl ayisyen: Anje
кырык мары: Анже
Latina: Andecavis
latviešu: Anžē
lietuvių: Anžė
magyar: Angers
Malagasy: Angers
मराठी: अँजी
مازِرونی: آنژو
Bahasa Melayu: Angers
Nederlands: Angers
日本語: アンジェ
norsk: Angers
norsk nynorsk: Angers
occitan: Angieus
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Anje
پنجابی: اینگرز
Piemontèis: Angers
polski: Angers
Ποντιακά: Ανζέ
português: Angers
qırımtatarca: Anje
română: Angers
Runa Simi: Angers
русский: Анже
Scots: Angers
Seeltersk: Angers
shqip: Angers
slovenčina: Angers
slovenščina: Angers
ślůnski: Angers
српски / srpski: Анже
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Angers
suomi: Angers
svenska: Angers
татарча/tatarça: Анже
Türkçe: Angers
Twi: Angers
українська: Анже
اردو: آنژہ
vèneto: Anzier
Tiếng Việt: Angers
Volapük: Angers
West-Vlams: Angers
Winaray: Angers
粵語: 昂謝
中文: 昂热