Châtel-Guyon

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Châtel-Guyon
Centre-ville de Châtel-Guyon
Centre-ville de Châtel-Guyon
Coat of arms of Châtel-Guyon
Coat of arms
Châtel-Guyon is located in France
Châtel-Guyon
Châtel-Guyon
Coordinates: 45°55′24″N 3°03′54″E / 45.9233°N 3.065°E / 45.9233; 3.065Coordinates: 45°55′24″N 3°03′54″E / 45.9233°N 3.065°E / 45.9233; 3.065
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Riom
Canton Châtel-Guyon[1]
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Volvic Sources et Volcans
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Frédéric Bonnichon[2] (UMP)
Area1 14.06 km2 (5.43 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 6,131
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 63103 /63140
Elevation 374–721 m (1,227–2,365 ft)
Website www.chatel-guyon.fr

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.

Châtel-Guyon is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

Prior to 1 July 2007 it was known as Châtelguyon.[3]

First World War[edit]

At the time of the First World War, the population was approximately 2000 residents.[4] It was an international destination for its baths and healing springs and attracted 30,000 visitors each summer.[5] With the onset of war the majority of the hotels were closed. Many were used by the French government for housing French and Belgian refugees, as well as for hospitals by French and other forces.[5] The American Expeditionary Force established Base Hospital No. 20 at Châtel-Guyon in May 1918.[6] The hospital ceased operations in January 1919.[7]

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