|local community||Orée d'Anjou|
|region||Pays de la Loire|
|Former INSEE code||49126|
|Incorporation||December 15, 2015|
Drain is a town and commune Déléguée in the French community Orée d'Anjou with 2,182 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Maine-et-Loire in the region of Pays de la Loire . The inhabitants are called Drainois .
With effect from December 15, 2015, the municipalities of Bouzillé , Champtoceaux , Drain , Landemont , Liré , Saint-Christophe-la-Couperie , Saint-Laurent-des-Autels , Saint-Sauveur-de-Landemont and La Varenne were removed from the former Communauté de communes du Canton de Champtoceaux amalgamated into a Commune nouvelle with the name Orée d'Anjou. The municipality of Drain belonged to the arrondissement of Cholet and the canton of La Pommeraye (until 2015: canton of Champtoceaux ).
Drain is located about 29 kilometers east-northeast of Nantes on the edge of the Mauges landscape on an arm of the Loire . The area belongs to the Anjou and Gros Plant du Pays Nantais wine-growing regions . The development of traffic takes place through the former Route nationale 751 (today's D751).
|Source: Cassini and INSEE|
- Menhir Pierre-du-Diable (Devil's Stone)
- Remains of a Gallo-Roman bathing complex from the 4th century
- Anthony Ravard (* 1983), cyclist, lives in Drain
- Le Patrimoine des Communes de Maine-et-Loire . Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2001, ISBN 2-84234-117-1 , pp. 398-402.