Chaillac

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Chaillac
The place du Bosquet
The place du Bosquet
Coat of arms of Chaillac
Coat of arms
Location of Chaillac
Chaillac is located in France
Chaillac
Chaillac
Chaillac is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Chaillac
Chaillac
Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 1°17′59″E / 46.4353°N 1.2997°E / 46.4353; 1.2997Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 1°17′59″E / 46.4353°N 1.2997°E / 46.4353; 1.2997
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
ArrondissementLe Blanc
CantonSaint-Gaultier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Mayaud
Area
1
59.79 km2 (23.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,073
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
36035 /36310
Elevation122–253 m (400–830 ft)
(avg. 196 m or 643 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chaillac (Limousin: Chalhac) is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is traversed by the river Anglin.

History[edit]

Château de Brosse, located on the old town of Brosse, was the possession of Viscount de Brosse, who were powerful in the Middle Ages, and even had their own mint in the eleventh century.[2] However, the village was created around the castle, located in a cul-de-sac, Chaillac was never completed, especially after being destroyed by the Anglo-Poitou in 1370.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,184—    
1800 2,412+10.4%
1806 2,152−10.8%
1821 2,515+16.9%
1831 2,526+0.4%
1836 2,595+2.7%
1841 2,663+2.6%
1846 2,714+1.9%
1851 2,712−0.1%
1856 2,660−1.9%
1861 2,673+0.5%
1866 2,643−1.1%
1872 2,651+0.3%
1876 2,657+0.2%
1881 2,649−0.3%
1886 2,697+1.8%
1891 2,638−2.2%
1896 2,603−1.3%
1901 2,522−3.1%
1906 2,464−2.3%
1911 2,515+2.1%
1921 2,105−16.3%
1926 1,983−5.8%
1931 1,926−2.9%
1936 1,685−12.5%
1946 1,619−3.9%
1954 1,553−4.1%
1962 1,453−6.4%
1968 1,358−6.5%
1975 1,253−7.7%
1982 1,149−8.3%
1990 1,246+8.4%
1999 1,170−6.1%
2009 1,136−2.9%

See also[edit]

Pyromorphite (green) and Fluorite (yellow) on Barite, Chaillac Mine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Archives of the department of Indre, Berry médiéval : à la découverte de l’Indre au Moyen Âge, exhibition catalog, Châteauroux, Archives of the department of Indre, 2009, p. 12.
  3. ^ Berry médiéval, p. 54.