Chavenon

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Chavenon
The church in Chavenon
The church in Chavenon
Chavenon is located in France
Chavenon
Chavenon
Coordinates: 46°24′53″N 2°56′50″E / 46.4147°N 2.9472°E / 46.4147; 2.9472Coordinates: 46°24′53″N 2°56′50″E / 46.4147°N 2.9472°E / 46.4147; 2.9472
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Montluçon
Canton Commentry
Intercommunality Région de Montmarault
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François Tarian[1]
Area1 17.47 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 129
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03070 /03440
Elevation 265–416 m (869–1,365 ft)
(avg. 365 m or 1,198 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.

Chavenon is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne in central France.

History[edit]

The former name is Ecclesia de Cavenone,[2] the name of a monastery which was destroyed in the French Revolution.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 302 —    
1968 304 +0.7%
1975 235 −22.7%
1982 179 −23.8%
1990 155 −13.4%
1999 159 +2.6%
2008 145 −8.8%
2012 129 −11.0%

Transportation[edit]

Government[edit]

The following table shows mayors of Chavenon.

Name Start End Notes
Bernard Madet 2001 2008
Jean-Pierre Delsaux 2008 2014
François Tarian 2014 current

Sights[edit]

  • Saint-Martin Church,[3] which is an 11th-century and 12th-century building
Main article: Saint-Martin Church
Main article: Watermill of Veaux

Personalities[edit]

Born in Chavenon:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier (avec maire, arrondissement et canton)" [Nominative list of communes of Allier (with mayor, arrondissement and canton)] (PDF). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier (in French). 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Quoted for the first time as Ecclesia de Cavenone by (French) Nicolas de Nicolay 1517-1583.
  3. ^ (French) Chavenon dans la base Mérimée.

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