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The centre of Fourchamboult
The centre of Fourchamboult
Coat of arms of Fourchambault
Coat of arms
Fourchambault is located in France
Coordinates: 47°01′10″N 3°05′08″E / 47.0194°N 3.0856°E / 47.0194; 3.0856Coordinates: 47°01′10″N 3°05′08″E / 47.0194°N 3.0856°E / 47.0194; 3.0856
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Nevers
Canton Pougues-les-Eaux
Intercommunality Nevers
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-René Leroy
Area1 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,787
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58117 /58600
Elevation 162–181 m (531–594 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.

Fourchambault is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.


At the 1999 census, the population was 4828. On 1 January 2012, the estimate was 4787.

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