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La Ferté-Vidame

La Ferté-Vidame
La Ferté-Vidame
La Ferté-Vidame

Coordinates: 48°36′44″N 0°54′06″E / 48.6122°N 0.9017°E / 48.6122; 0.9017Coordinates: 48°36′44″N 0°54′06″E / 48.6122°N 0.9017°E / 48.6122; 0.9017

Country France
Region Centre
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Dreux
Canton La Ferté-Vidame
Intercommunality L'Orée du Perche
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Jallot
 • Land1 39.81 km2 (15.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 766
 • Population2 density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 28149 / 28340
Elevation 214–286 m (702–938 ft)
(avg. 246 m or 807 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.

La Ferté-Vidame is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.


The title of vidame of Chartres was, under the Ancien Régime, attached to the lands of [La] Ferté-Arnault. The most famous men to bear the title vidame de Charteres were the English soldier Thomas de Scales, 7th Baron Scales (d. 1460), and the famous memoirist Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon. The chateau was Saint-Simon's main country house. At the French Revolution the seigneur was Jean-Joseph de Laborde, an ennobled business man with progressive views, who was to be guillotined in 1794. Its chateau is now a roofless shell.[1]


Historical population of La Ferté-Vidame
Year 1962196819751982199019992008
Population 693793790784801818766

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