Charroux, Vienne

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Charroux
Charroux 86 Eglise 2012.jpg
Coat of arms of Charroux
Coat of arms
Charroux is located in France
Charroux
Charroux
Coordinates: 46°08′43″N 0°24′16″E / 46.1453°N 0.4044°E / 46.1453; 0.4044Coordinates: 46°08′43″N 0°24′16″E / 46.1453°N 0.4044°E / 46.1453; 0.4044
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Châtellerault
Canton Charroux
Intercommunality Pays Charlois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Yves Gargouil
Area
 • Land1 44.29 km2 (17.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,215
 • Population2 density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 86061 / 86250
Elevation 115–178 m (377–584 ft)
(avg. 165 m or 541 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.

Charroux is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.

The remains of the Benedictine Charroux Abbey, founded in the 8th century, are preserved in the town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Charroux, Vienne
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1509 1621 1644 1552 1428 1320 1215

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