Chauvigny

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Chauvigny
A general view of Chauvigny
A general view of Chauvigny
Coat of arms of Chauvigny
Coat of arms
Location of Chauvigny
Chauvigny is located in France
Chauvigny
Chauvigny
Chauvigny is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Chauvigny
Chauvigny
Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementMontmorillon
CantonChauvigny
IntercommunalityCU Grand Poitiers
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Herbert
Area
1
95.82 km2 (37.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,182
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86070 /86300
Elevation61–149 m (200–489 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Chauvigny is located 20 miles (32 km) east of Poitiers by rail. The town is situated overlooking the Vienne River and a small brook. Chauvigny is twinned with Billericay in Essex, England.

The composer Fernand Lamy (1881–1966) was born in Chauvigny.

Sights[edit]

Chauvigny features two interesting Romanesque churches, both restored in the 19th century. There are also ruins of a château of the bishops of Poitiers and of several other strongholds.[2]

Near Chauvigny is the curious bone-cavern of Jioux, the entrance to which is fortified by large blocks of stone.[2]

Panorama of Chauvigny

Economy[edit]

As of 1911, the town carried on lime-burning and plaster-manufacture, and there were stone quarries in the vicinity. Trade was in wool and feathers.[2]

La gare de Chauvigny.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chauvigny". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 19.

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