Bourbon-l'Archambault

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Bourbon-l'Archambault
The chateau in Bourbon-l'Archambault
The chateau in Bourbon-l'Archambault
Coat of arms of Bourbon-l'Archambault
Coat of arms
Location of Bourbon-l'Archambault
Bourbon-l'Archambault is located in France
Bourbon-l'Archambault
Bourbon-l'Archambault
Bourbon-l'Archambault is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bourbon-l'Archambault
Bourbon-l'Archambault
Coordinates: 46°35′03″N 3°03′26″E / 46.5842°N 3.0572°E / 46.5842; 3.0572Coordinates: 46°35′03″N 3°03′26″E / 46.5842°N 3.0572°E / 46.5842; 3.0572
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMoulins
CantonBourbon-l'Archambault
IntercommunalityBocage Bourbonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jacky Belien[1]
Area
1
54.84 km2 (21.17 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
2,566
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03036 /03160
Elevation215–321 m (705–1,053 ft)
(avg. 260 m or 850 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bourbon-l'Archambault is a spa town and a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France. It is the place of origin of the House of Bourbon.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
19682,607—    
19752,598−0.05%
19822,550−0.27%
19902,630+0.39%
19992,564−0.28%
20072,604+0.19%
20122,561−0.33%
20172,559−0.02%
Source: INSEE[3]

Personalities[edit]

In 1681, Louise Marie Anne de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Tours - the third daughter of Louis XIV and his mistress Françoise-Athénaise, Madame de Montespan - died there at the age of six. On 26 May 1707, Madame de Montespan herself also died at the chateau.

The town was Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord's favorite vacation spot.[4]

In 1915, mathematician André Lichnerowicz was born here (died 1998).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative list of communes of Allier] (PDF) (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ Bernard, J.F. (1973). Talleyrand: A Biography. New York: Putnam. pp. 467–468. ISBN 0-399-11022-4.

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