World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

La Haye en Touraine

Article Id: WHEBN0002961785
Reproduction Date:

Title: La Haye en Touraine  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: René Descartes
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

La Haye en Touraine

Descartes

The city hall

Coat of arms
Descartes
Descartes

Coordinates: 46°58′28″N 0°41′55″E / 46.9744°N 0.6986°E / 46.9744; 0.6986Coordinates: 46°58′28″N 0°41′55″E / 46.9744°N 0.6986°E / 46.9744; 0.6986

Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Loches
Canton Descartes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Barbier
Area
 • Land1 38.08 km2 (14.70 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 3,817
 • Population2 density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37115 / 37160
Elevation 37–121 m (121–397 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.

Descartes is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It is approximately 13 miles east of Richelieu and about 24 miles east of Loudun, on the banks of the Creuze River.

History

Initially called La Haye en Touraine, the town was the birthplace of the philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650), although his family home was in nearby Chatellerault. Descartes left La Haye in approximately 1606 to attend the College Henri IV at La Fleche.[1] The town was renamed La Haye-Descartes in 1802 in his honor, and then renamed again to Descartes in 1967.

Population

Personalities

The town is notable in Acadian genealogy as the birthplace of the Heberts.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.