|• Mayor||Hélène Mansot|
|Area1||8.41 km2 (3.25 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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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