Chénelette

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Chénelette
The town hall and school in Chénelette
The town hall and school in Chénelette
Coat of arms of Chénelette
Coat of arms
Location of Chénelette
Chénelette is located in France
Chénelette
Chénelette
Chénelette is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Chénelette
Chénelette
Coordinates: 46°10′10″N 4°29′30″E / 46.1694°N 4.4917°E / 46.1694; 4.4917Coordinates: 46°10′10″N 4°29′30″E / 46.1694°N 4.4917°E / 46.1694; 4.4917
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentRhône
ArrondissementVillefranche-sur-Saône
CantonThizy-les-Bourgs
IntercommunalityCommunauté de Communes de la Haute Vallée d'Azergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rémy de l'Escaille
Area
1
11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
333
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69054 /69430
Elevation552–940 m (1,811–3,084 ft)
(avg. 660 m or 2,170 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chénelette is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France. While there have been settlements in the region since before the Roman conquest of Gaul, the modern village of Chénelette first appears in records dating to the 14th century. Today it has a population of approximately 300 people.

Geography[edit]

Chénelette is a small village of approximately 300 people (2012) located in the north-west of the Rhône Department, notably in the Beaujolais region. The surrounding landscape is one of forests, mountains (of the Massif Central), and pastures; and is frequented by hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The village has an elevation of 660 meters, and is located approximately 60 kilometres north-northwest of Lyon (as the crow flies) and about 375 kilometres south-south west of Paris (as the crow flies). It lies between Roanne and Mâcon.

History[edit]

Chénelette has its roots from the Middle Ages when, in the fourteenth century, a castle was built at the peak of the Mont Tourvéon (to the east of the village) by Louis de Pieux. Today the ruins of this castle can still be seen by climbing to the top of the mountain, which requires a considerable hike. Chénelette has been significant to the region because it has been a point of convergence for travellers from surrounding areas. During World War Two this region was occupied by German forces and was known for its considerable resistance.

Demographics[edit]

Demographic Evolution of Chénelette

1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856
670 626 529 529 685 721 749 617 740 668
1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906
640 673 671 674 673 645 598 587 567 529
1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975
527 450 411 401 384 356 322 266 293 277
1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 2012
270 284 313 332 330 317

See also[edit]

Communes of the Rhône department

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.