Bélâbre

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Bélâbre
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bélâbre
Coat of arms
Bélâbre is located in France
Bélâbre
Bélâbre
Coordinates: 46°33′08″N 1°09′32″E / 46.5522°N 1.1589°E / 46.5522; 1.1589Coordinates: 46°33′08″N 1°09′32″E / 46.5522°N 1.1589°E / 46.5522; 1.1589
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement Le Blanc
Canton Bélâbre
Intercommunality Val d'Anglin
Area1 40.14 km2 (15.50 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 999
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36016 /36370
Elevation 95–156 m (312–512 ft)
(avg. 107 m or 351 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.

Bélâbre is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is the site of the Gallic city of Vosagum during the era of the Roman Empire's domination of this part of western [1]Gaul (France).

Geography[edit]

The commune is located in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne.

The river Anglin flows northwest through the commune and crosses the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,126 —    
1800 898 −20.2%
1806 920 +2.4%
1821 1,031 +12.1%
1831 2,000 +94.0%
1836 2,136 +6.8%
1841 2,165 +1.4%
1846 2,234 +3.2%
1851 2,346 +5.0%
1856 2,217 −5.5%
1861 2,221 +0.2%
1866 2,210 −0.5%
1872 2,125 −3.8%
1876 2,105 −0.9%
1881 2,120 +0.7%
1886 2,085 −1.7%
1891 2,011 −3.5%
1896 1,918 −4.6%
1901 1,875 −2.2%
1906 1,874 −0.1%
1911 1,813 −3.3%
1921 1,556 −14.2%
1926 1,545 −0.7%
1931 1,507 −2.5%
1936 1,492 −1.0%
1946 1,515 +1.5%
1954 1,363 −10.0%
1962 1,277 −6.3%
1968 1,336 +4.6%
1975 1,260 −5.7%
1982 1,067 −15.3%
1990 1,062 −0.5%
1999 1,028 −3.2%
2009 999 −2.8%

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