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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.

The commune of Agen
Agen
(French pronunciation: ​[aʒɛ̃]; Occitan pronunciation: [aˈd͡ʒen]) is the prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne
department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nouvelle-Aquitaine
in southwestern France. It lies on the river Garonne
Garonne
135 kilometres (84 miles) southeast of Bordeaux.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Climate

2 Toponymy 3 Population 4 Economy 5 Sights 6 Entertainment 7 Sport 8 Transport 9 Diocese 10 Twin cities 11 Personalities 12 Miscellaneous 13 Jewish
Jewish
presence 14 See also 15 References 16 External links

Geography[edit] The city of Agen
Agen
lies in the southern department Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne
in the Aquitaine region. The city centre lies on the east bank of the Garonne river close to the Canal de Garonne, approximately halfway between Bordeaux
Bordeaux
(132 km, 82 mi) and Toulouse
Toulouse
(107 km, 66 mi). Climate[edit] Agen
Agen
features an oceanic climate (Cfb), in the Köppen climate classification. Winters are mild and feature cool to cold temperatures while summers are mild and warm. Rainfall is spread equally throughout the year; however, most sunshine hours are from March–September.

Climate data for Agen, France
France
(altitude 59 m, 1981–2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 20.1 (68.2) 22.3 (72.1) 26.3 (79.3) 30.2 (86.4) 34.0 (93.2) 38.8 (101.8) 40.6 (105.1) 41.0 (105.8) 36.7 (98.1) 32.0 (89.6) 25.4 (77.7) 21.6 (70.9) 41.0 (105.8)

Average high °C (°F) 9.2 (48.6) 11.3 (52.3) 15.0 (59) 17.5 (63.5) 21.5 (70.7) 25.0 (77) 27.6 (81.7) 27.6 (81.7) 24.5 (76.1) 19.6 (67.3) 13.2 (55.8) 9.5 (49.1) 18.5 (65.3)

Average low °C (°F) 2.1 (35.8) 2.4 (36.3) 4.4 (39.9) 6.6 (43.9) 10.3 (50.5) 13.6 (56.5) 15.4 (59.7) 15.3 (59.5) 12.3 (54.1) 9.7 (49.5) 5.4 (41.7) 2.8 (37) 8.4 (47.1)

Record low °C (°F) −17.4 (0.7) −21.9 (−7.4) −10.5 (13.1) −3.9 (25) −1.6 (29.1) 2.5 (36.5) 5.9 (42.6) 4.7 (40.5) 1.0 (33.8) −5.0 (23) −8.8 (16.2) −12.1 (10.2) −21.9 (−7.4)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 55.1 (2.169) 52.1 (2.051) 49.8 (1.961) 67.6 (2.661) 76.1 (2.996) 58.4 (2.299) 51.3 (2.02) 55.0 (2.165) 59.3 (2.335) 64.3 (2.531) 63.4 (2.496) 59.8 (2.354) 712.2 (28.039)

Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.9 8.3 9.0 10.8 10.6 8.1 6.3 7.1 7.9 9.5 10.0 9.8 107.1

Average snowy days 1.3 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.1 4.8

Average relative humidity (%) 89 85 79 77 77 75 73 76 79 86 90 91 81.4

Mean monthly sunshine hours 77.5 110.1 172.6 182.3 213.6 232.1 255.4 242.3 204.9 138.2 84.0 69.4 1,982.4

Source #1: Météo France[2][3]

Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990)[4]

Toponymy[edit] From Occitan
Occitan
Agen
Agen
(1197), itself from Latin
Latin
Aginnum (3rd century Itinéraire d'Antonin), from a Celtic root agin- meaning "rock or height".[citation needed] Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1800 9,876 —    

1806 10,850 +9.9%

1821 11,659 +7.5%

1831 12,631 +8.3%

1836 13,399 +6.1%

1841 14,987 +11.9%

1846 15,517 +3.5%

1851 16,027 +3.3%

1856 17,667 +10.2%

1861 17,263 −2.3%

1866 18,222 +5.6%

1872 18,887 +3.6%

1876 19,503 +3.3%

1881 20,485 +5.0%

1886 22,055 +7.7%

1891 23,234 +5.3%

1896 22,730 −2.2%

1901 22,482 −1.1%

1906 23,141 +2.9%

1911 23,294 +0.7%

1921 23,391 +0.4%

1926 23,530 +0.6%

1931 24,939 +6.0%

1936 27,152 +8.9%

1946 33,397 +23.0%

1954 32,593 −2.4%

1962 32,800 +0.6%

1968 34,949 +6.6%

1975 34,039 −2.6%

1982 31,593 −7.2%

1990 30,553 −3.3%

1999 30,199 −1.2%

2006 33,728 +11.7%

2009 33,920 +0.6%

Economy[edit] The town has a higher level of unemployment than the national average. Major employers include the pharmaceutical factory UPSA. Sights[edit] The old centre of town contains a number of medieval buildings. The twelfth century Agen
Agen
Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Caprasius, is one of the few large churches in France
France
with a double nave, a regional trait also found in the Church of the Jacobins in nearby Toulouse. The Saint Hilaire church, dedicated to the theme of the Holy Trinity which the Saint in question did a lot to defend, is notable for its unusual statues in front of the Church – Moses on the right, and St Peter on the left. The Fine Arts museum, Musée des Beaux Arts contains artefacts, furniture and sculptures from prehistoric times onwards. The art gallery contains several hundred works, including several by Goya, and others by Bonnard and Seurat. The collection also contains a large number of works by artists who lived locally. The museum is made up of twenty or so rooms.[5] The Canal des Deux Mers, which joins the Mediterranean with the Atlantic, crosses the river Garonne
Garonne
at Agen
Agen
via the town's famous canal bridge. Entertainment[edit] The municipal theatre "Théâtre Ducourneau" presents theatre, and occasionally classical concerts. The smaller "Théâtre du jour" has a resident theatre company presenting a variety of recent or older plays (Shakespeare, Beckett, as well as lesser known playwrights). There are two cinemas, one a commercial multiscreened affair, the other an arts cinema run by a voluntary organization. The latter organizes film festivals every year. Sport[edit] Rugby is extremely popular in the town, and the local team, SU Agen, is enthusiastically supported. The town also serves as the base for the Team Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne
cycling team. Transport[edit] The Gare d'Agen
Gare d'Agen
connects Agen
Agen
with Toulouse
Toulouse
and Bordeaux
Bordeaux
as well as Périgueux. It is around an hour from Toulouse
Toulouse
and around an hour from Bordeaux. The TGV
TGV
train to Paris
Paris
take three hours and thirteen minutes with a stop in Bordeaux. Agen
Agen
is connected, by the A62 autoroute, to both Toulouse
Toulouse
and Bordeaux. The Agen Airport
Agen Airport
is serviced by Airlinair
Airlinair
service to Paris Orly
Paris Orly
6 days a week. It is also used for business and leisure flying. Agen
Agen
stands on the voie verte cycle path between the Mediterranean and close to Bordeaux. Diocese[edit] Main article: Diocese of Agen Agen
Agen
is the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese that comprises the Département of Lot and Garonne. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Bordeaux. Twin cities[edit] Agen
Agen
is twinned with:[6]

Tuapse, Russia[6] Dinslaken, Germany[6][7] Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom[6][8] Toledo, Spain[6][9] Corpus Christi, United States[6]

Personalities[edit]

As place of birth

Bernard Palissy
Bernard Palissy
(c. 1510–1590), potter – according to some accounts, he may have been born in Saintes Joseph Justus Scaliger
Joseph Justus Scaliger
(1540–1609), scholar Pierre Dupuy (1582–1651), scholar Joseph Barsalou (1600–1660), physician Godefroi, Comte d'Estrades (1607–1686), diplomatist and marshal Bernard Germain Étienne comte de La Ville-sur-Illon La Cépède (1756–1825), naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1780–1846), naturalist Jacques Jasmin
Jacques Jasmin
(1798–1864), Provençal poet Victor Rabu (1834–1907), architect who built many important churches in Montevideo, Uruguay Joseph Chaumié
Joseph Chaumié
(1849–1919), politician William Grover-Williams
William Grover-Williams
(1903–1945) racer and SOE agent Michel Serres
Michel Serres
(born 1930), philosopher and author Jacques Sadoul (born 1934), author Jean Cruguet
Jean Cruguet
(born 1939), jockey who won the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Alain Aspect
Alain Aspect
(born 1947), physicist Francis Cabrel
Francis Cabrel
(born 1953), singer-songwriter and guitarist Bernard Campan
Bernard Campan
(born 1958), actor and film director Emmanuel Flipo
Emmanuel Flipo
(born 1958), artist Stéphane Rideau (born 1976), actor Aymeric Laporte
Aymeric Laporte
(born 1994), footballer

As residence

Nostradamus
Nostradamus
lived in Agen
Agen
from 1531 until at least 1534. He was married to a local woman with whom he had two children.

Miscellaneous[edit] Agen
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 last weekend of August, the Prune
Prune
festival organizes rock concerts, circuses and prune tasting. Jewish
Jewish
presence[edit] The first Jews
Jews
settled in the town in the twelfth century AD. They were expelled from the town in 1306. A number of Jews
Jews
returned to the town in 1315, and a "Rue des Juifs" is documented ever since this period. In 1968, about 600 Jews
Jews
lived in the town, though most of them emigrated to the town from North Africa.[10] A Jewish
Jewish
synagogue still exists in the town.[11] See also[edit]

SU Agen
Agen
Lot-et-Garonne, a French rugby union club based in Agen Agenais, or Agenois, a former province of France

References[edit]

INSEE statistics

Notes

^ "Les élus" (in French). Mairie d'Agen. Retrieved 24 April 2017.  ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Agen" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved December 28, 2015.  ^ "Climat Aquitaine" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved December 28, 2015.  ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Agen
Agen
- La Garenne (47) - altitude 59m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved December 28, 2015.  ^ " Agen
Agen
– Tourist Office – The History of Agen
Agen
– Origins". www.ot-agen.org. Archived from the original on 5 May 2003. Retrieved 8 October 2009.  ^ a b c d e f "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Archived from the original on 8 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-26.  ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.  ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.  ^ "Sister Cities". Toledo Turismo. Patronato Municipal de Turismo. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.  ^ "Gale Virtual Reference Library". Gale, A Cengage Company.  ^ "Synagogues In Agen, France:". Kosher Delight. 

External links[edit]

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site de la ville office de tourisme Diocese of Agen
Diocese of Agen
Catholic Encyclopædia
Catholic Encyclopædia
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Bourg-en-Bresse
(Ain) Laon
Laon
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Le Puy-en-Velay
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Nantes
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Orléans
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Cahors
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Agen
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Angers
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Melun
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Avignon
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Communes of the Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne
department

Agen Agmé Agnac Aiguillon Allemans-du-Dropt Allez-et-Cazeneuve Allons Ambrus Andiran Antagnac Anthé Anzex Argenton Armillac Astaffort Aubiac Auradou Auriac-sur-Dropt Bajamont Baleyssagues Barbaste Bazens Beaugas Beaupuy Beauville Beauziac Bias Birac-sur-Trec Blanquefort-sur-Briolance Blaymont Boé Bon-Encontre Boudy-de-Beauregard Bouglon Bourgougnague Bourlens Bournel Bourran Boussès Brax Bruch Brugnac Buzet-sur-Baïse Cahuzac Calignac Calonges Cambes Cancon Casseneuil Cassignas Castelculier Casteljaloux Castella Castelmoron-sur-Lot Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe Castelnau-sur-Gupie Castillonnès Caubeyres Caubon-Saint-Sauveur Caudecoste Caumont-sur-Garonne Cauzac Cavarc Cazideroque Clairac Clermont-Dessous Clermont-Soubiran Cocumont Colayrac-Saint-Cirq Condezaygues Coulx Courbiac Cours Couthures-sur-Garonne La Croix-Blanche Cuq Cuzorn Damazan Dausse Dévillac Dolmayrac Dondas Doudrac Douzains Durance Duras Engayrac Escassefort Esclottes Espiens Estillac Fals Fargues-sur-Ourbise Fauguerolles Fauillet Ferrensac Feugarolles Fieux Fongrave Foulayronnes Fourques-sur-Garonne Francescas Fréchou Frégimont Frespech Fumel Galapian Gaujac Gavaudun Gontaud-de-Nogaret Granges-sur-Lot Grateloup-Saint-Gayrand Grayssas Grézet-Cavagnan Guérin Hautefage-la-Tour Hautesvignes Houeillès Jusix Labastide-Castel-Amouroux Labretonie Lacapelle-Biron Lacaussade Lacépède Lachapelle Lafitte-sur-Lot Lafox Lagarrigue Lagruère Lagupie Lalandusse Lamontjoie Lannes Laparade Laperche Laplume Laroque-Timbaut Lasserre Laugnac Laussou Lauzun Lavardac Lavergne Layrac Lédat Lévignac-de-Guyenne Leyritz-Moncassin Longueville Loubès-Bernac Lougratte Lusignan-Petit Madaillan Marcellus Marmande Marmont-Pachas Le Mas-d'Agenais Masquières Massels Massoulès Mauvezin-sur-Gupie Mazières-Naresse Meilhan-sur-Garonne Mézin Miramont-de-Guyenne Moirax Monbahus Monbalen Moncaut Monclar Moncrabeau Monflanquin Mongaillard Monheurt Monségur Monsempron-Libos Montagnac-sur-Auvignon Montagnac-sur-Lède Montastruc Montauriol Montaut Montayral Montesquieu Monteton Montignac-de-Lauzun Montignac-Toupinerie Montpezat Montpouillan Monviel Moulinet Moustier Nérac Nicole Nomdieu Pailloles Pardaillan Parranquet Le Passage Paulhiac Penne-d'Agenais Peyrière Pindères Pinel-Hauterive Pompiey Pompogne Pont-du-Casse Port-Sainte-Marie Poudenas Poussignac Prayssas Puch-d'Agenais Pujols Puymiclan Puymirol Puysserampion Rayet Razimet Réaup-Lisse La Réunion Rives Romestaing Roquefort Roumagne Ruffiac Saint-Antoine-de-Ficalba Saint-Astier Saint-Aubin Saint-Avit Saint-Barthélemy-d'Agenais Saint-Caprais-de-Lerm Saint-Colomb-de-Lauzun Sainte-Bazeille Sainte-Colombe-de-Duras Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois Sainte-Gemme-Martaillac Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot Sainte-Marthe Sainte-Maure-de-Peyriac Saint-Étienne-de-Fougères Saint-Étienne-de-Villeréal Saint-Eutrope-de-Born Saint-Front-sur-Lémance Saint-Georges Saint-Géraud Saint-Hilaire-de-Lusignan Saint-Jean-de-Duras Saint-Jean-de-Thurac Saint-Laurent Saint-Léger Saint-Léon Saint-Martin-Curton Saint-Martin-de-Beauville Saint-Martin-de-Villeréal Saint-Martin-Petit Saint-Maurice-de-Lestapel Saint-Maurin Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Balerme Saint-Pardoux-du-Breuil Saint-Pardoux-Isaac Saint-Pastour Saint-Pé-Saint-Simon Saint-Pierre-de-Buzet Saint-Pierre-de-Clairac Saint-Pierre-sur-Dropt Saint-Quentin-du-Dropt Saint-Robert Saint-Romain-le-Noble Saint-Salvy Saint-Sardos Saint-Sauveur-de-Meilhan Saint-Sernin Saint-Sixte Saint-Sylvestre-sur-Lot Saint-Urcisse Saint-Vincent-de-Lamontjoie Saint-Vite Salles Samazan Sauméjan Saumont Sauvagnas La Sauvetat-de-Savères La Sauvetat-du-Dropt La Sauvetat-sur-Lède Sauveterre-la-Lémance Sauveterre-Saint-Denis Savignac-de-Duras Savignac-sur-Leyze Ségalas Sembas Sénestis Sérignac-Péboudou Sérignac-sur-Garonne Seyches Sos Soumensac Taillebourg Tayrac Le Temple-sur-Lot Thézac Thouars-sur-Garonne Tombebœuf Tonneins Tourliac Tournon-d'Agenais Tourtrès Trémons Trentels Varès Verteuil-d'Agenais Vianne Villebramar Villefranche-du-Queyran Villeneuve-de-Duras Villeneuve-sur-Lot Villeréal Villeton Virazeil Xaintrailles

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