Gargilesse-Dampierre

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Gargilesse-Dampierre
Gargilesse (Indre, Fr), le village.JPG
Gargilesse-Dampierre is located in France
Gargilesse-Dampierre
Gargilesse-Dampierre
Coordinates: 46°30′52″N 1°35′52″E / 46.5144°N 1.5978°E / 46.5144; 1.5978Coordinates: 46°30′52″N 1°35′52″E / 46.5144°N 1.5978°E / 46.5144; 1.5978
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre
Arrondissement La Châtre
Canton Éguzon-Chantôme
Intercommunality Pays d'Éguzon-Val de Creuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vanik Berberian
Area
 • Land1 15.72 km2 (6.07 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 326
 • Population2 density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 36081 / 36190
Elevation 124–275 m (407–902 ft)
(avg. 221 m or 725 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.

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

It is classified as one of "The most beautiful villages of France" and is situated near the confluence of the Gargilesse stream and the river Creuse. The 19th century writer George Sand lived in the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 380 —    
1800 261 −31.3%
1806 273 +4.6%
1821 342 +25.3%
1831 548 +60.2%
1836 649 +18.4%
1841 640 −1.4%
1846 701 +9.5%
1851 716 +2.1%
1856 734 +2.5%
1861 762 +3.8%
1866 773 +1.4%
1872 794 +2.7%
1876 837 +5.4%
1881 878 +4.9%
1886 896 +2.1%
1891 843 −5.9%
1896 767 −9.0%
1901 765 −0.3%
1906 747 −2.4%
1911 709 −5.1%
1921 607 −14.4%
1926 569 −6.3%
1931 686 +20.6%
1936 522 −23.9%
1946 510 −2.3%
1954 487 −4.5%
1962 445 −8.6%
1968 400 −10.1%
1975 363 −9.3%
1982 347 −4.4%
1990 342 −1.4%
1999 324 −5.3%
2009 326 +0.6%

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