Croix-Chapeau

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Croix-Chapeau
Croix-Chapeau is located in France
Croix-Chapeau
Croix-Chapeau
Coordinates: 46°06′34″N 1°00′20″W / 46.1094°N 1.0055°W / 46.1094; -1.0055Coordinates: 46°06′34″N 1°00′20″W / 46.1094°N 1.0055°W / 46.1094; -1.0055
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton La Jarrie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Jammet
Area
 • Land1 4.83 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Population2 1,197
 • 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.

Croix-Chapeau is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

From 1953 to 1966 there was a 500-bed U.S. Army hospital in Croix-Chapeau, run by the 28th General Hospital unit.[1] 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.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 557 —    
1968 562 +0.9%
1975 555 −1.2%
1982 683 +23.1%
1990 863 +26.4%
1999 890 +3.1%
2008 1,130 +27.0%
2012 1,197 +5.9%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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

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