Chancelade

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Chancelade
Chancelade abbaye 1.JPG
Chancelade is located in France
Chancelade
Chancelade
Coordinates: 45°12′23″N 0°39′58″E / 45.2064°N 0.6661°E / 45.2064; 0.6661Coordinates: 45°12′23″N 0°39′58″E / 45.2064°N 0.6661°E / 45.2064; 0.6661
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Périgueux-Ouest
Intercommunality Périgourdine
Government
 • Mayor (2009–2014) Michel Testut
Area
 • Land1 16.23 km2 (6.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,174
 • Population2 density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24102 / 24650
Elevation 73–198 m (240–650 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.

Chancelade is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Chancelade is known for a prehistoric fossil discovery: the so-called Chancelade skeleton was found in the shelter of Raymonden in 1888. The way it was lying suggested a ritual burial. In 1889, Leo Testut announced that the skeleton was of a new race, which he called the "Chancelade race", the ancestor of the Eskimo. This hypothesis is now rejected, and the Chancelade race is considered to be a Cro-Magnon specimen.

The approximately 60 year old Chancelade man stands 155 cm tall, with a very large brain size of around 1710cc.

The village is the site of Chancelade Abbey.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 906 —    
1800 679 −25.1%
1806 703 +3.5%
1821 948 +34.9%
1831 1,093 +15.3%
1836 1,026 −6.1%
1841 1,001 −2.4%
1846 1,141 +14.0%
1851 1,116 −2.2%
1856 1,164 +4.3%
1861 1,181 +1.5%
1866 1,236 +4.7%
1872 1,096 −11.3%
1876 1,227 +12.0%
1881 1,417 +15.5%
1886 1,384 −2.3%
1891 1,349 −2.5%
1896 1,245 −7.7%
1901 1,267 +1.8%
1906 1,092 −13.8%
1911 1,156 +5.9%
1921 1,117 −3.4%
1926 1,164 +4.2%
1931 1,095 −5.9%
1936 1,168 +6.7%
1946 1,271 +8.8%
1954 1,445 +13.7%
1962 1,780 +23.2%
1968 2,002 +12.5%
1975 2,420 +20.9%
1982 3,297 +36.2%
1990 3,718 +12.8%
1999 3,865 +4.0%
2008 4,174 +8.0%

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