L'Île-Bouchard

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L'Île-Bouchard
L'Ile-Bouchard - Eglise Saint-Gilles sous la neige (2).jpg
Coat of arms of L'Île-Bouchard
Coat of arms
L'Île-Bouchard is located in France
L'Île-Bouchard
L'Île-Bouchard
Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 0°25′32″E / 47.1208°N 0.4256°E / 47.1208; 0.4256Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 0°25′32″E / 47.1208°N 0.4256°E / 47.1208; 0.4256
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton L'Île-Bouchard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Dupont
Area1 3.48 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,754
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37119 / 37220
Elevation 33–65 m (108–213 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.

L'Île-Bouchard is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

From 8 to 14 December 1947, L'Île-Bouchard was the site of Marian apparitions. Four girls aged 7 to 12 reported having seen the Virgin Mary and the archangel Gabriel. The site was declared an official pilgrimage of the diocese of Tours on 8 December 2001 by the archbishop Monseigneur André Vingt-Trois. Since 1999, priests and lay persons from Emmanuel Community have been in charge of the pilgrims.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 439 —    
1800 853 +94.3%
1806 754 −11.6%
1821 799 +6.0%
1831 861 +7.8%
1836 1,804 +109.5%
1841 1,708 −5.3%
1846 1,650 −3.4%
1851 1,636 −0.8%
1856 1,593 −2.6%
1861 1,569 −1.5%
1866 1,595 +1.7%
1872 1,452 −9.0%
1876 1,393 −4.1%
1881 1,514 +8.7%
1886 1,436 −5.2%
1891 1,426 −0.7%
1896 1,466 +2.8%
1901 1,437 −2.0%
1906 1,449 +0.8%
1911 1,367 −5.7%
1921 1,245 −8.9%
1926 1,148 −7.8%
1931 1,190 +3.7%
1936 1,188 −0.2%
1946 1,255 +5.6%
1954 1,348 +7.4%
1962 1,315 −2.4%
1968 1,609 +22.4%
1975 1,762 +9.5%
1982 1,796 +1.9%
1990 1,800 +0.2%
1999 1,764 −2.0%
2006 1,745 −1.1%
2009 1,754 +0.5%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernard Peyrous, Les événements de l’Ile Bouchard. Editions de l’Emmanuel, Paris, 1997 ; Elisabeth Baranger et Bernard Peyrous, Les apparitions de l’Ile Bouchard, Documents authentiques. Editions de l’Emmanuel, Paris, 2002.