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The church in Châteauponsac
The church in Châteauponsac
Coat of arms of Châteauponsac
Coat of arms
Châteauponsac is located in France
Coordinates: 46°08′05″N 1°16′37″E / 46.1347°N 1.2769°E / 46.1347; 1.2769Coordinates: 46°08′05″N 1°16′37″E / 46.1347°N 1.2769°E / 46.1347; 1.2769
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Bellac
Canton Châteauponsac
Intercommunality Gartempe – Saint Pardoux
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Rumeau
Area1 68.79 km2 (26.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,250
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87041 /87290
Elevation 196–471 m (643–1,545 ft)
(avg. 299 m or 981 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.

Châteauponsac (Occitan: Chastel Ponçac), also known locally as Château Lorraine, is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.


The river Semme flows westward to the north of the commune, then forms part of the commune's northern border And the river Gartempe flows to the south through an impressive ravine below the 12th century church heading toward Poitiers and joining with the river Vienne

Inhabitants are known as Châtelots.


Its twelfth-century church is dedicated to Saint Thyrsus.


  • Jean Baubérot (born on 26 July 1941), French historian and sociologist

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