Châtres, Seine-et-Marne

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Châtres
Châtres is located in France
Châtres
Châtres
Coordinates: 48°42′38″N 2°48′35″E / 48.7106°N 2.8097°E / 48.7106; 2.8097Coordinates: 48°42′38″N 2°48′35″E / 48.7106°N 2.8097°E / 48.7106; 2.8097
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Tournan-en-Brie
Intercommunality Val Bréon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Rollin
Area
 • Land1 15.13 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 577
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77104 / 77610
Elevation 89–117 m (292–384 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.

Châtres is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

History[edit]

Châtres began as a Roman camp. Its name, formerly Chastres, is derived from Latin castrum.

Châtres is documented as the place where Saint Corbinian was born circa 670 and where he maintained a hermitage for fourteen years.

Demographics[edit]

The inhabitants of Châtres are called Châtriots.

Places of interest[edit]

Place of interest include the Château de Boulayes and its park.

Agriculture[edit]

The area produces cereal grain.

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