Châtelard, Creuse

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Châtelard
Commune
Châtelard is located in France
Châtelard
Châtelard
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Châtelard is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Châtelard
Châtelard
Coordinates: 45°57′54″N 2°28′08″E / 45.965°N 2.4689°E / 45.965; 2.4689Coordinates: 45°57′54″N 2°28′08″E / 45.965°N 2.4689°E / 45.965; 2.4689
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Auzances
Intercommunality CC Chénérailles, Auzances/Bellegarde et Haut Pays Marchois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Raillard
Area1 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 34
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23055 /23700
Elevation 597–726 m (1,959–2,382 ft)
(avg. 503 m or 1,650 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.

Châtelard is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

The smallest commune of the department; a farming village situated some 13 miles (21 km) east of Aubusson on the D27a road.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 48 —    
1968 38 −20.8%
1975 30 −21.1%
1982 23 −23.3%
1990 35 +52.2%
1999 39 +11.4%
2008 34 −12.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The chapel, rebuilt in the twentieth century.
  • A menhir, the Pierre du Loup (wolf stone), in the forest.

Personalities[edit]

Jean-Francois Jamot

Jean-Francois Jamot (1828–1886) was born here. He became the first bishop of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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