Biron, Charente-Maritime

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Biron
Commune
Eglise de Biron.JPG
Biron is located in France
Biron
Biron
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Biron is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Biron
Biron
Coordinates: 45°34′14″N 0°28′39″W / 45.5706°N 0.4775°W / 45.5706; -0.4775Coordinates: 45°34′14″N 0°28′39″W / 45.5706°N 0.4775°W / 45.5706; -0.4775
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Jonzac
Canton Pons
Intercommunality Région de Pons
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Boucheron
Area1 8.71 km2 (3.36 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 234
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17047 /17800
Elevation 15–81 m (49–266 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.

Biron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. In the late nineteenth century Philippe Delamain, a merchant from Jarnac, excavated a cemetery from the Merovingian period in Biron, part of which is now in the British Museum in London.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793399—    
1800427+7.0%
1806407−4.7%
1821434+6.6%
1831477+9.9%
1836471−1.3%
1841427−9.3%
1846462+8.2%
1851451−2.4%
1856451+0.0%
1861461+2.2%
1866447−3.0%
1872415−7.2%
1876409−1.4%
1881356−13.0%
1886357+0.3%
1891321−10.1%
1896334+4.0%
1901297−11.1%
1906293−1.3%
1911318+8.5%
1921274−13.8%
1926289+5.5%
1931275−4.8%
1936269−2.2%
1946231−14.1%
1954206−10.8%
1962225+9.2%
1968219−2.7%
1975208−5.0%
1982190−8.7%
1990249+31.1%
1999234−6.0%
2008234+0.0%

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