Chassenon

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Chassenon
Chassenon - Eglise.JPG
Location of Chassenon
Chassenon is located in France
Chassenon
Chassenon
Chassenon is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Chassenon
Chassenon
Coordinates: 45°51′11″N 0°45′56″E / 45.8531°N 0.7656°E / 45.8531; 0.7656Coordinates: 45°51′11″N 0°45′56″E / 45.8531°N 0.7656°E / 45.8531; 0.7656
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementConfolens
CantonCharente-Vienne
IntercommunalityHaute-Charente
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Reynaud
Area
1
23.48 km2 (9.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
898
 • Density38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
16086 /16150
Elevation150–262 m (492–860 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chassenon is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

The ancient name of the village was Cassinomagus.

Situated on the Agrippan Way (Lyon - Saintes), Cassinomagus was, in the Roman times, important enough to be mentioned on the mediaeval Peutinger map as one of the two secondary towns between Limoges and Saintes. The remains of this Gallo-Roman town lay on about 300 hectares and include a sanctuary of about 25 hectares. This sanctuary consisted of several monuments: a big temple, two small ones, a theatre (amphitheatre ?), and thermal baths. The baths, which are very well preserved, can be visited.

Impactite resulting from the Rochechouart crater asteroid impact event, quarried north-west of Rochechouart near Chassenon, was the stone principally used in the building of the monumental Roman baths of Cassinomagus.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,040—    
18001,000−3.8%
18061,049+4.9%
18211,081+3.1%
18311,025−5.2%
18411,008−1.7%
18461,018+1.0%
18511,110+9.0%
18561,077−3.0%
18611,022−5.1%
18661,049+2.6%
1872994−5.2%
18761,032+3.8%
18811,099+6.5%
18861,142+3.9%
18911,173+2.7%
18961,169−0.3%
19011,176+0.6%
19061,148−2.4%
19111,188+3.5%
19211,080−9.1%
19261,041−3.6%
19311,133+8.8%
1936983−13.2%
19461,063+8.1%
19541,013−4.7%
19621,097+8.3%
19681,072−2.3%
1975982−8.4%
19821,023+4.2%
1990964−5.8%
1999903−6.3%
2008895−0.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Cécile Doulan et al., eds, Dossier: Cassinomagus: l'agglomération et ses thermes. Résultats des recherches récentes (2003-2010) à Chassenon (Charente) (Bordeaux: Fédération Aquitania, 2012. ISBN 2-910763-32-3. Offprint from Aquitania vol. 28, 2012)