Charroux, Vienne

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The church of Saint-Sulpice, in Charroux
The church of Saint-Sulpice, in Charroux
Coat of arms of Charroux
Coat of arms
Charroux is located in France
Coordinates: 46°08′43″N 0°24′16″E / 46.1453°N 0.4044°E / 46.1453; 0.4044Coordinates: 46°08′43″N 0°24′16″E / 46.1453°N 0.4044°E / 46.1453; 0.4044
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Châtellerault
Canton Charroux
Intercommunality Pays Charlois
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Yves Gargouil
Area1 44.29 km2 (17.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,215
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 86061 /86250
Elevation 115–178 m (377–584 ft)
(avg. 165 m or 541 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.

Charroux is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

The remains of the Benedictine Charroux Abbey, founded in the 8th century, are preserved in the town. Said to be the site of the council of Charroux in 989 where the bishops of Aquitaine met to protect the immunity of the clergy and suggested that the church should guarantee that the poor might live in peace - Runciman the first crusade page 70


Historical population of Charroux, Vienne
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1509 1621 1644 1552 1428 1320 1215

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