The church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, in Rougé

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 47°47′01″N 1°26′49″W / 47.7836°N 1.4469°W / 47.7836; -1.4469Coordinates: 47°47′01″N 1°26′49″W / 47.7836°N 1.4469°W / 47.7836; -1.4469
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Châteaubriant
Canton Rougé
Intercommunality Castelbriantais
  Mayor (20082014) Jacques Lemaitre
Area1 56.32 km2 (21.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,262
  Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

de Rougé family

Coat of Arms of the de Rougé family
Main article: House of Rougé

The de Rougé family whose former name was des Rues is a family of the French nobility from Anjou, dating back to the 14th century.[1]

the proven filiation of the de Rougé family is established with Huet des Rues, married in 1375 with Jeanne d'Erbrée[1] or with Jean II des Rues, married in 1421 with Jeanne d’Orvaux.[2]

The des Rues family used the name de Rougé at the beginning of the 16th century after that the older family of the same name de Rougé (known since 1045 became extinct.[1][2]

The link between the des Rues family and the former de Rougé family is not proven.[1][2]

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