Bourcefranc-le-Chapus

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Bourcefranc-le-Chapus
The town hall.
The town hall.
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is located in France
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus
Bourcefranc-le-Chapus
Coordinates: 45°50′50″N 1°08′51″W / 45.8472°N 1.1475°W / 45.8472; -1.1475Coordinates: 45°50′50″N 1°08′51″W / 45.8472°N 1.1475°W / 45.8472; -1.1475
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Marennes
Intercommunality Bassin de Marennes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Rousseau
Area1 12.40 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,347
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17058 / 17560
Elevation 0–18 m (0–59 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.

Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region in southwestern France. Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is a major oyster farming port. Fort Louvois is a fortification built by Vauban on the Chapus islet in front of the town.

Fort Louvois.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 2,152 —    
1921 2,184 +1.5%
1926 2,401 +9.9%
1931 2,522 +5.0%
1936 2,763 +9.6%
1946 2,842 +2.9%
1954 2,878 +1.3%
1962 3,073 +6.8%
1968 3,095 +0.7%
1975 2,984 −3.6%
1982 2,794 −6.4%
1990 2,851 +2.0%
1999 2,951 +3.5%
2008 3,347 +13.4%

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