Le Pin-en-Mauges

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Le Pin-en-Mauges
Coat of arms of Le Pin-en-Mauges
Le Pin-en-Mauges (France)
Le Pin-en-Mauges
local community Beaupréau-en-Mauges
region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Cholet
Coordinates 47 ° 15 ′  N , 0 ° 54 ′  W Coordinates: 47 ° 15 ′  N , 0 ° 54 ′  W
Post Code 49110
Former INSEE code 49239
Incorporation December 15, 2015
status Commune déléguée

Le Pin-en-Mauges is a village and a former French commune with 1,378 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Maine-et-Loire in the region of Pays de la Loire . It belonged to the arrondissement of Cholet and the canton of Beaupréau .

With effect from December 15, 2015, the municipalities of Beaupréau , Andrezé , La Chapelle-du-Genêt , Gesté , Jallais , La Jubaudière , Le Pin-en-Mauges , La Poitevinière , Saint-Philbert-en-Mauges and Villedieu-la- Blouère merged from the former Communauté de communes du Center-Mauges to form a Commune nouvelle with the name Beaupréau-en-Mauges . The formerly independent municipalities have the status of a Commune déléguée in the new municipality . The administrative seat is in Beaupréau.


Le Pin-en-Mauges is about 95 meters above sea level. d. M. in the landscape of the Mauges . The distance to Angers is approx. 42 kilometers (driving distance) in a northeasterly direction.

Population development

year 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Residents 852 964 1,093 1,134 1,214 1,246

At the first census in France in 1793, the place had 768 inhabitants.


Fictional portrait of Cathelineau in the church in the neighboring village of Beaupréau

The surroundings of the place are mainly agricultural. But new jobs have also been created in a commercial area ( industrial zone ), which has led to a slight increase in population.


In the years 1793/94 the Vendée uprising took place in the area ; one of the leaders of the insurgents, Jacques Cathelineau , was born in Le Pin-en-Mauges.


  • The Saint-Pavin church, built in the neo-Romanesque or neo-Gothic style, dates from the 19th century. Inside it houses a few stained glass windows that deal with the subjects and people of the Vendée uprising, which was shaped by the Catholic and Royalists.
  • A statue of Jacques Cathelineau, from the end of the 19th century, who was venerated by many as a hero of freedom - a few even as a saint ( Le Saint de l'Anjou ) - can be found in the town center. In his right hand he grasps a sword, the left is stretched up to the sky and holds a cross.


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de Maine-et-Loire . Flohic Editions, Volume 1, Paris 2001, ISBN 2-84234-117-1 , pp. 336-340.

Web links

Commons : Le Pin-en-Mauges  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. adoption DRCL / BCL / 2015-57 prefecture on the formation of the commune nouvelle Beaupréau-en-Mauges from 24 September 2015