Champdieu

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Champdieu
The church and surrounding buildings in Champdieu
The church and surrounding buildings in Champdieu
Coat of arms of Champdieu
Coat of arms
Champdieu is located in France
Champdieu
Champdieu
Coordinates: 45°38′44″N 4°02′46″E / 45.6456°N 4.0461°E / 45.6456; 4.0461Coordinates: 45°38′44″N 4°02′46″E / 45.6456°N 4.0461°E / 45.6456; 4.0461
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Boën-sur-Lignon
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrice Couchaud
Area1 18.2 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,651
 • Density 91/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 42046 /42600
Elevation 363–727 m (1,191–2,385 ft)
(avg. 398 m or 1,306 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.

Champdieu is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

History[edit]

This region was developed into a monastery and surrounding village by Benedictine monks.

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