Bourbon-l'Archambault

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Bourbon
The chateau in Bourbon-l'Archambault
The chateau in Bourbon-l'Archambault
Coat of arms of Bourbon
Coat of arms
Location of Bourbon
Bourbon is located in France
Bourbon
Bourbon
Bourbon is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bourbon
Bourbon
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 (2014–2020) Yves Girardot
Area
1
54.84 km2 (21.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
2,559
 • 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.±%
19622,607—    
19682,607+0.0%
19752,598−0.3%
19822,550−1.8%
19902,630+3.1%
19992,564−2.5%
20082,593+1.1%
20132,559−1.3%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013[2])

Personalities[edit]

In 1681, Louise Marie Anne de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Tours, the third daughter of Louis XIV and his mistress Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, died there at the age of 6.

Over three decades later, on 26 May 1707, Mme de Montespan also died in Bourbon-l'Archambault.

The town was Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord's favorite vacation spot.[3]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "2013 legal populations - Bourbon-l'Archambault". INSEE (in French). Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ Bernard, J.F. (1973). Talleyrand: A Biography. New York: Putnam. pp. 467–468. ISBN 0-399-11022-4.

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