Chard, Creuse

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Chard
Commune
Chard is located in France
Chard
Chard
Coordinates: 45°56′43″N 2°28′41″E / 45.9453°N 2.4781°E / 45.9453; 2.4781Coordinates: 45°56′43″N 2°28′41″E / 45.9453°N 2.4781°E / 45.9453; 2.4781
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Auzances
Intercommunality Auzances-Bellegarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Perrier
Area1 14.12 km2 (5.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 197
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23053 /23700
Elevation 577–776 m (1,893–2,546 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.

Chard is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets, situated by the banks of the river Cher,some 15 miles (24 km) east of Aubusson on the D27 road.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 257 —    
1968 282 +9.7%
1975 261 −7.4%
1982 215 −17.6%
1990 204 −5.1%
1999 173 −15.2%
2008 197 +13.9%

Sights[edit]

  • A Roman villa.
  • The church, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The fifteenth century castle of Chard.

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