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Coordinates: 47°08′50″N 0°31′57″W / 47.1472°N 0.5325°W / 47.1472; -0.5325Coordinates: 47°08′50″N 0°31′57″W / 47.1472°N 0.5325°W / 47.1472; -0.5325
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Cholet-2
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Vihiersois-Haut-Layon
  Mayor (20082014) Philippe Algoet
Area1 59.7 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Population (2006[1])2 4,125
  Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 49373 / 49310
Elevation 52–211 m (171–692 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.

Vihiers is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Lys-Haut-Layon.[2]


Vihiers is around 30 km south of Angers, around 30 km northeast of Cholet, and around 80 km east of Nantes.


Main road D960 skirts the village. Local bus company Anjou bus runs occasional services from Angers.[3]

Notable people

See also


  1. populations légales 2006 sur le site de l’INSEE
  2. Arrêté préfectoral Archived February 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. 18 December 2015
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
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