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From Occitan Agen (1197), itself from Latin Aginnum (3rd century Itinéraire d'Antonin), from a Celtic root agin meaning "rock or height".
The town has a higher level of unemployment than the national average. Major employers include the pharmaceutical factory UPSA.
The old centre of town contains a number of medieval buildings.
The twelfth century Agen Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Caprasius, is one of the few large churches in France with a double nave; the curious plan may be a regional trait, since one of the others with a similar symbolic meaning is the Church of the Jacobins (Ensemble conventuel des Jacobins) in nearby Toulouse.
The Saint Hilaire church, dedicated to the theme of the Holy Trinity which the Saint in question did a lot to defend, is notable for its unusual statues in front of the Church – Moses on the right, and St Peter on the left.
The Fine Arts museum, Musée des Beaux Arts contains artefacts, furniture and sculptures from prehistoric times onwards. The art gallery contains several hundred works, including several by Goya, and others by Bonnard and Seurat. The collection also contains a large number of works by artists who lived locally. The museum is made up of twenty or so rooms.
The Canal des Deux Mers, which joins the Mediterranean with the Atlantic, crosses the river Garonne at Agen via the town's famous canal bridge.
The municipal theatre "Théâtre Ducourneau" presents theatre, and occasionally classical concerts. The smaller "Théâtre du jour" has a resident theatre company presenting a variety of recent or older plays (Shakespeare, Becket, as well as lesser known playwrights).
There are two cinemas, one a commercial multiscreened affair, the other an arts cinema run by a voluntary organization. The latter organizes film festivals every year.
Rugby is extremely popular in the town, and the local team, SU Agen, is enthusiastically supported. The town also serves as the base for the Team Lot-et-Garonne cycling team.
Gare d'Agen connects Agen with Toulouse and Bordeaux as well as services to Périgueux. It is around an hour from Toulouse, and around an hour from Bordeaux. Fast trains to Paris take four hours and ten minutes. Agen is connected by the A62 motorway to both Toulouse and Bordeaux. The Agen Airport is serviced by Airlinair service to Paris Orly 6 days a week, it is also used for business and leisure flying.
Agen stands on the voie verte cycle path between the Mediterranean and close to Bordeaux.
Agen is twinned with:
- 23x15px Tuapse, Russia
- 23x15px Dinslaken, Germany
- 23x15px Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
- 23x15px Toledo, Spain
- 23x15px Corpus Christi, United States
- As place of birth
- Bernard Palissy (c. 1510–1590), potter – according to some accounts, he may have been born in Saintes
- Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540–1609), scholar
- Pierre Dupuy (1582–1651), scholar
- Joseph Barsalou (1600–1660), physician
- Godefroi, Comte d'Estrades (1607–1686), diplomatist and marshal
- Bernard Germain Étienne comte de La Ville-sur-Illon La Cépède (1756–1825), naturalist
- Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1780–1846), naturalist
- Jacques Jasmin (1798–1864), Provençal poet
- Victor Rabu (1834-1907), architect who built many important churches in Montevideo, Uruguay
- Joseph Chaumié (1849–1919), politician
- William Grover-Williams (1903–1945) racer and SOE agent
- Michel Serres (born 1930), philosopher and author
- Jacques Sadoul (born 1934), author
- Jean Cruguet (born 1939), jockey who won the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
- Alain Aspect (born 1947), physicist
- Francis Cabrel (born 1953), singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Bernard Campan (born 1958), actor and film director
- Stéphane Rideau (born 1976), actor
- Aymeric Laporte (born 1994), footballer
- As residence
- Nostradamus lived in Agen from 1531 until at least 1534. He was married to a local woman with whom he had two children.
Agen is the "capital of the prune", a local produce sold as a sweet (stuffed with prune purée) or as an after-dinner delight (prunes soaked in Armagnac – a type of brandy). Every September, the Prune festival organizes rock concerts, circuses and prune tasting.
The first Jews settled in the town in the twelfth century AD. They were expelled from the town in 1306. A number of Jews returned to the town in 1315, and a "Rue des Juifs" is documented ever since this period. In 1968, about 600 Jews lived in the town, though most of them emigrated to the town from North Africa. A Jewish synagogue still exists in the town.
- SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne, a French rugby union club based in Agen
- Agenais, or Agenois, a former province of France
- "Climat en France - normales - Météo France - Agen".
- "Normales et records des stations météo de France - Infoclimat - Agen-La Garenne".
- "Agen – Tourist Office – The History of Agen – Origins". www.ot-agen.org. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26.
- "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
- "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- "Sister Cities". Toledo Turismo. Patronato Municipal de Turismo. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
- Jewish And Kosher France: Synagogues In Agen, France
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- Diocese of Agen – Catholic Encyclopædia article
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