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The Château de Chavaniac
Chavaniac-Lafayette is located in France
Coordinates: 45°09′34″N 3°34′52″E / 45.1594°N 3.5811°E / 45.1594; 3.5811Coordinates: 45°09′34″N 3°34′52″E / 45.1594°N 3.5811°E / 45.1594; 3.5811
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Brioude
Canton Paulhaguet
 • Mayor Hélène Mansot
Area1 8.41 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 293
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 43067 / 43230
Elevation 620–1,046 m (2,034–3,432 ft)
(avg. 714 m or 2,343 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.

Chavaniac-Lafayette is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

The Château de Chavaniac, located in the commune, was the birthplace of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette in 1757. Originally named Chavaniac, the commune was renamed Chavaniac-Lafayette in 1884 in honor of its most famous resident.


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