Aigurande

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Aigurande
Aigurande église 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Aigurande
Coat of arms
Aigurande is located in France
Aigurande
Aigurande
Coordinates: 46°26′05″N 1°49′47″E / 46.4347°N 1.8297°E / 46.4347; 1.8297Coordinates: 46°26′05″N 1°49′47″E / 46.4347°N 1.8297°E / 46.4347; 1.8297
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre
Arrondissement La Châtre
Canton Aigurande
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pascal Courtaud
Area
 • Land1 27.77 km2 (10.72 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,600
 • Population2 density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 36001 / 36140
Elevation 284–442 m (932–1,450 ft)
(avg. 435 m or 1,427 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.

Aigurande is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

History[edit]

The town's name derives from the Gallic word "Equoranda", which refers to a river or stream separating two Gallic tribes (in this case the Pictons (of Poitou) and the Bituriges (of the Berry).

Geography[edit]

The river Bouzanne has its source in the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,573 —    
1800 1,691 +7.5%
1806 1,514 −10.5%
1821 1,687 +11.4%
1831 1,859 +10.2%
1836 1,945 +4.6%
1841 2,005 +3.1%
1846 2,087 +4.1%
1851 2,330 +11.6%
1856 2,232 −4.2%
1861 2,146 −3.9%
1866 2,169 +1.1%
1872 2,321 +7.0%
1876 2,292 −1.2%
1881 2,301 +0.4%
1886 2,472 +7.4%
1891 2,403 −2.8%
1896 2,366 −1.5%
1901 2,462 +4.1%
1906 2,527 +2.6%
1911 2,552 +1.0%
1921 2,316 −9.2%
1926 2,279 −1.6%
1931 2,204 −3.3%
1936 2,257 +2.4%
1946 2,387 +5.8%
1954 2,343 −1.8%
1962 2,381 +1.6%
1968 2,315 −2.8%
1975 2,284 −1.3%
1982 2,180 −4.6%
1990 1,932 −11.4%
1999 1,667 −13.7%
2009 1,600 −4.0%

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