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The church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, in Rougé
The church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, in Rougé
Coat of arms of Rougé
Coat of arms
Rougé is located in France
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Châteaubriant
Canton Rougé
Intercommunality Castelbriantais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Lemaitre
Area1 56.32 km2 (21.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,262
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44146 / 44660
Elevation 39–109 m (128–358 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.

Rougé is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

It lies near Rennes.

The name "Rougé" comes from the Latin "Rubiacus", means the red place. The name was used to call "the red place" because of the high iron-composition of the ground.


The river Chère forms small part of the commune's southern border.

Lords of Rougé

Coat of Arms of the House Rougé

This town is the original lordship of a French family of the same name (Rougé-Rougé, Rougé de Derval, Rougé du Plessis-Bellière, and Rougé de Caylus).


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