Charroux, Vienne

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Charroux
The church of Saint-Sulpice, in Charroux
The church of Saint-Sulpice, in Charroux
Coat of arms of Charroux
Coat of arms
Location of Charroux
Charroux is located in France
Charroux
Charroux
Charroux is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Charroux
Charroux
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementChâtellerault
CantonCivray
IntercommunalityPays Charlois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Yves Gargouil
Area
1
44.29 km2 (17.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,167
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86061 /86250
Elevation115–178 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.

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.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Charroux, Vienne
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1509162116441552142813201215

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.