Fontgombault

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Fontgombault
Commune
The church of Saint-Jacques, in Fontgombault
The church of Saint-Jacques, in Fontgombault
Fontgombault is located in France
Fontgombault
Fontgombault
Coordinates: 46°40′30″N 0°59′10″E / 46.675°N 0.9861°E / 46.675; 0.9861Coordinates: 46°40′30″N 0°59′10″E / 46.675°N 0.9861°E / 46.675; 0.9861
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement Le Blanc
Canton Le Blanc
Intercommunality Brenne Val de Creuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Tissier
Area1 10.58 km2 (4.08 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 274
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36076 /36220
Elevation 67–136 m (220–446 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 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.

Fontgombault is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It is known for its traditionalist Benedictine abbey.

Geography[edit]

The commune is located in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 495 —    
1800 380 −23.2%
1806 365 −3.9%
1821 369 +1.1%
1831 392 +6.2%
1836 411 +4.8%
1841 368 −10.5%
1846 390 +6.0%
1851 428 +9.7%
1856 600 +40.2%
1861 569 −5.2%
1866 713 +25.3%
1872 781 +9.5%
1876 813 +4.1%
1881 420 −48.3%
1886 462 +10.0%
1891 450 −2.6%
1896 401 −10.9%
1901 383 −4.5%
1906 357 −6.8%
1911 411 +15.1%
1921 395 −3.9%
1926 481 +21.8%
1931 452 −6.0%
1936 488 +8.0%
1946 472 −3.3%
1954 324 −31.4%
1962 333 +2.8%
1968 324 −2.7%
1975 310 −4.3%
1982 267 −13.9%
1990 310 +16.1%
1999 283 −8.7%
2009 274 −3.2%

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