L'Île-Bouchard

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L'Île-Bouchard
The church of Saint-Gilles, in L'Ile-Bouchard, in the snow
The church of Saint-Gilles, in L'Ile-Bouchard, in the snow
Coat of arms of L'Île-Bouchard
Coat of arms
Location of L'Île-Bouchard
L'Île-Bouchard is located in France
L'Île-Bouchard
L'Île-Bouchard
L'Île-Bouchard is located in Centre-Val de Loire
L'Île-Bouchard
L'Île-Bouchard
Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 0°25′32″E / 47.1208°N 0.4256°E / 47.1208; 0.4256Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 0°25′32″E / 47.1208°N 0.4256°E / 47.1208; 0.4256
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementChinon
CantonSainte-Maure-de-Touraine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Dupont
Area
1
3.48 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,620
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37119 /37220
Elevation33–65 m (108–213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

L'Île-Bouchard is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

From 8 to 14 December 1947, L'Île-Bouchard was the site of Marian apparitions. Four girls aged 7 to 12 reported having seen the Virgin Mary and the archangel Gabriel. The site was declared an official pilgrimage of the diocese of Tours on 8 December 2001 by the archbishop Monseigneur André Vingt-Trois. Since 1999, priests and lay persons from Emmanuel Community have been in charge of the pilgrims.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793439—    
1800853+94.3%
1806754−11.6%
1821799+6.0%
1831861+7.8%
18361,804+109.5%
18411,708−5.3%
18461,650−3.4%
18511,636−0.8%
18561,593−2.6%
18611,569−1.5%
18661,595+1.7%
18721,452−9.0%
18761,393−4.1%
18811,514+8.7%
18861,436−5.2%
18911,426−0.7%
18961,466+2.8%
19011,437−2.0%
19061,449+0.8%
19111,367−5.7%
19211,245−8.9%
19261,148−7.8%
19311,190+3.7%
19361,188−0.2%
19461,255+5.6%
19541,348+7.4%
19621,315−2.4%
19681,609+22.4%
19751,762+9.5%
19821,796+1.9%
19901,800+0.2%
19991,764−2.0%
20061,745−1.1%
20091,754+0.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bernard Peyrous, Les événements de l’Ile Bouchard. Editions de l’Emmanuel, Paris, 1997 ; Elisabeth Baranger et Bernard Peyrous, Les apparitions de l’Ile Bouchard, Documents authentiques. Editions de l’Emmanuel, Paris, 2002.