|Alt names||Ancenesium||source: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 18|
|Angenisium||source: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 18|
|Angenium||source: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 18|
|Located in||Loire-Atlantique, France|
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Ancenis is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.
It played a great historical role as a key location on the road to Nantes (23 miles southeast), the historical capital of Brittany. It was named the key of Brittany and the door of Brittany.