||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Pierre Jammet|
|• Land1||4.83 km2 (1.86 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||17136 / 17220|
|Elevation||17–51 m (56–167 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.
From 1953 to 1966 there was a 500-bed U.S. Army hospital in Croix-Chapeau, run by the 28th General Hospital unit. For a while after 1966 it was used as a French Military Hospital. After being abandoned for several years, it was sold to a developer, who in the 2000s repurposed it as an industrial park.
- Labrude Pierre (2008) "Les hôpitaux construits en France pour l'US Army de 1950 a 1967: Organisation, localisation, usage." ("The hospitals constructed in France for the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1967: Organization, location, usage") Histoire des sciences médicales 42(3): pp. 301-310, in French; Abstract
- Croix-Chapeau on the Quid site
- Location of on the map of France
- Photograph of the abandoned American Army hospital at Croix-Chapeau, Flickr
- , Web site of the village : http://www.croix-chapeau.fr/
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