Brossac

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Brossac
Vallier Pond
Vallier Pond
Brossac is located in France
Brossac
Brossac
Coordinates: 45°19′56″N 0°02′36″W / 45.3322°N 0.0433°W / 45.3322; -0.0433Coordinates: 45°19′56″N 0°02′36″W / 45.3322°N 0.0433°W / 45.3322; -0.0433
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Cognac
Canton Brossac
Intercommunality 3B - Sud-Charente
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph Rousselière
Area1 21.84 km2 (8.43 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 535
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16066 /16480
Elevation 75–184 m (246–604 ft)
(avg. 159 m or 522 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.

Brossac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,019 —    
1800 1,017 −0.2%
1806 896 −11.9%
1821 1,073 +19.8%
1831 1,277 +19.0%
1841 1,154 −9.6%
1846 1,164 +0.9%
1851 1,168 +0.3%
1856 1,200 +2.7%
1861 1,163 −3.1%
1866 1,136 −2.3%
1872 1,066 −6.2%
1876 1,132 +6.2%
1881 1,167 +3.1%
1886 1,111 −4.8%
1891 987 −11.2%
1896 948 −4.0%
1901 906 −4.4%
1906 913 +0.8%
1911 961 +5.3%
1921 890 −7.4%
1926 933 +4.8%
1931 879 −5.8%
1936 899 +2.3%
1946 860 −4.3%
1954 832 −3.3%
1962 862 +3.6%
1968 778 −9.7%
1975 679 −12.7%
1982 635 −6.5%
1990 593 −6.6%
1999 525 −11.5%
2008 535 +1.9%

Castle of Brossac[edit]

The written sources describing defensive functions of that premises dates back to the early Middle Ages. The castle was to control the surrounding fiefs and a former Romanian road Saintes – Périgueux – Cahors. Dating from the old Middle Ages the premises and the castle as a part of a Durfort’s fief were in a possession of Vigier de La Cour Family. Nextly, in 1725 the premises and the castle fell under the rule of de Lafaye Family. The family started to use an epithet Bourgoin after the location name. During the French Revolution in 1789, Pierre de Lafaye du Bourgoin hold a position of a lawyer in Bordeoux Parliament, a seneschal judge in Brossac. In 1874 Pierre-François de Lafaye du Bourgoin re – constructed the small castle into a manor house in the style of Napoleon the 3rd. Lately, there was an artist painter, Mrs. Alexandra Blonde, who lived there.

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