Chaillac

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Chaillac
Commune
The place du Bosquet
The place du Bosquet
Coat of arms of Chaillac
Coat of arms
Chaillac is located in France
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
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement Le Blanc
Canton Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Mayaud
Area1 59.79 km2 (23.09 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,136
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36035 /36310
Elevation 122–253 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chaillac 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.[1] 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.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
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. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Berry médiéval, p. 54.