Chassenon

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Chassenon
Chassenon - Eglise.JPG
Chassenon is located in France
Chassenon
Chassenon
Coordinates: 45°51′11″N 0°45′56″E / 45.8531°N 0.7656°E / 45.8531; 0.7656Coordinates: 45°51′11″N 0°45′56″E / 45.8531°N 0.7656°E / 45.8531; 0.7656
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Chabanais
Intercommunality Haute-Charente
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Reynaud
Area1 23.48 km2 (9.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 895
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16086 / 16150
Elevation 150–262 m (492–860 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 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.

Chassenon is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

The ancient name of the village was Cassinomagus.

Situated on the Agrippan Way (Lyon - Saintes), Cassinomagus was, in the Roman times, important enough to be mentioned on the mediaeval Peutinger map as one of the two secondary towns between Limoges and Saintes. The remains of this Gallo-Roman town lay on about 300 hectares and include a sanctuary of about 25 hectares. This sanctuary consisted of several monuments: a big temple, two small ones, a theatre (amphitheatre ?), and thermal baths. The baths, which are very well preserved, can be visited.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,040 —    
1800 1,000 −3.8%
1806 1,049 +4.9%
1821 1,081 +3.1%
1831 1,025 −5.2%
1841 1,008 −1.7%
1846 1,018 +1.0%
1851 1,110 +9.0%
1856 1,077 −3.0%
1861 1,022 −5.1%
1866 1,049 +2.6%
1872 994 −5.2%
1876 1,032 +3.8%
1881 1,099 +6.5%
1886 1,142 +3.9%
1891 1,173 +2.7%
1896 1,169 −0.3%
1901 1,176 +0.6%
1906 1,148 −2.4%
1911 1,188 +3.5%
1921 1,080 −9.1%
1926 1,041 −3.6%
1931 1,133 +8.8%
1936 983 −13.2%
1946 1,063 +8.1%
1954 1,013 −4.7%
1962 1,097 +8.3%
1968 1,072 −2.3%
1975 982 −8.4%
1982 1,023 +4.2%
1990 964 −5.8%
1999 903 −6.3%
2008 895 −0.9%

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