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The church and the old town
The church and the old town
Coat of arms of Candé
Coat of arms
Candé is located in France
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
 • Mayor (since 2001) Gérard Delaunay (UMP)
Area1 4.91 km2 (1.90 sq mi)
Population (2007 estimate)2 2,721
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 49054 / 49440
Dialling codes 0241

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.

Candé is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.


  • History 1
  • Name 2
  • Population 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


In the 11th century the village became an important military site for Anjou under baron Rorgon de Candé, at Fort-Castle of Candé.

Candé was noted in 2000-2001 as the residence of Marie Bremont, then the world's oldest person, who died at age 115.


Candé comes from the a Celtic word condate which means confluence. There are two other villages in France with similar names:


  • 1810 census: 948
  • 1990 census: 2562
  • 1999 census: 2654

See also


  • INSEE Web site
  • [1]
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