Courbillac

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Courbillac
Town hall
Town hall
Courbillac is located in France
Courbillac
Courbillac
Coordinates: 45°46′07″N 0°10′46″W / 45.7686°N 0.1794°W / 45.7686; -0.1794Coordinates: 45°46′07″N 0°10′46″W / 45.7686°N 0.1794°W / 45.7686; -0.1794
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Cognac
Canton Val de Nouère
Intercommunality Rouillacais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Cote
Area1 11.83 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 600
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16109 /16200
Elevation 25–70 m (82–230 ft)
(avg. 38 m or 125 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.

Courbillac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. In 1886, Philippe Delamain, a merchant from Jarnac, discovered by chance a cemetery from the Merovingian period in Herpes near Courbillac. He found an outstanding collection of weapons, brooches, jewellery and vases dating from the time when the Franks had settled in Herpes (5th-7th centuries AD). His collection was dispersed soon after its discovery but a significant proportion is in the British Museum, London.[1]

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 535 —    
1800 613 +14.6%
1806 598 −2.4%
1821 612 +2.3%
1831 680 +11.1%
1841 920 +35.3%
1846 950 +3.3%
1851 965 +1.6%
1856 990 +2.6%
1861 1,034 +4.4%
1866 961 −7.1%
1872 946 −1.6%
1876 884 −6.6%
1881 814 −7.9%
1886 761 −6.5%
1891 706 −7.2%
1896 689 −2.4%
1901 691 +0.3%
1906 653 −5.5%
1911 640 −2.0%
1921 528 −17.5%
1926 553 +4.7%
1931 518 −6.3%
1936 516 −0.4%
1946 457 −11.4%
1954 423 −7.4%
1962 411 −2.8%
1968 400 −2.7%
1975 426 +6.5%
1982 456 +7.0%
1990 473 +3.7%
1999 502 +6.1%
2008 600 +19.5%

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