Chevroches

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Chevroches
Chevroches is located in France
Chevroches
Chevroches
Coordinates: 47°27′02″N 3°32′47″E / 47.4506°N 3.5464°E / 47.4506; 3.5464Coordinates: 47°27′02″N 3°32′47″E / 47.4506°N 3.5464°E / 47.4506; 3.5464
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Clamecy
Canton Clamecy
Intercommunality Vaux d'Yonne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Louis Lebeau
Area1 3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 139
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 58073 / 58500
Elevation 147–229 m (482–751 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.

Chevroches [ ʃɛvʁɔʃ ] is a commune, a village, in the Nièvre [ njɛvʁ ] department in Burgundy, in central France.

Inhabitants are called Cavarocois [ kavaʁɔkwa ].

Geography[edit]

Chevroches lays between the Canal du Nivernais , the river Yonne and the former place where the river Yonne used to be.

History[edit]

This village is really old, according to archeologist, there was a high smiting activity from the second to the fourth century. All the ancient objects which has been found there are now in a museum in Clamecy, just few miles away from Chevroches.

This village church was probably built in the ninth century, and Chevroches old name was "Cava Roca" [ kava ʁɔka ] which means hollow rock. That name is linked to the stone quarry, which is now abandoned.

Demographics[edit]

At the 1999 census, the population was 139. On 1 January 2006, the estimate was 146.

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