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The church in Chéronnac
The church in Chéronnac
Coat of arms of Chéronnac
Coat of arms
Chéronnac is located in France
Coordinates: 45°45′35″N 0°45′53″E / 45.7597°N 0.7647°E / 45.7597; 0.7647Coordinates: 45°45′35″N 0°45′53″E / 45.7597°N 0.7647°E / 45.7597; 0.7647
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Rochechouart
Canton Rochechouart
Intercommunality Pays de la Météorite
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Vouzellaud
Area1 18.90 km2 (7.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 307
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87044 /87600
Elevation 217–323 m (712–1,060 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.

Chéronnac (Occitan: Charennac) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.


At Chéronnac is the source of Charente River.

Inhabitants are known as Chéronnacais.

The village holds an Oyster Festival every 4 years where chariots carrying oysters are taken through the village.

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