La Châtre

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La Châtre
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of La Châtre
Coat of arms
La Châtre is located in France
La Châtre
La Châtre
Coordinates: 46°34′59″N 1°59′16″E / 46.5831°N 1.9878°E / 46.5831; 1.9878Coordinates: 46°34′59″N 1°59′16″E / 46.5831°N 1.9878°E / 46.5831; 1.9878
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement La Châtre
Canton La Châtre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicolas Forissier
Area1 6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,477
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36046 /36400
Elevation 198–263 m (650–863 ft)
(avg. 222 m or 728 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.

La Châtre (French pronunciation: ​[la ʃɑtʁ]) is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,000 —    
1800 3,357 −16.1%
1806 3,926 +16.9%
1821 4,049 +3.1%
1831 4,343 +7.3%
1836 4,471 +2.9%
1841 4,635 +3.7%
1846 4,910 +5.9%
1851 4,970 +1.2%
1856 4,981 +0.2%
1861 5,038 +1.1%
1866 5,167 +2.6%
1872 4,928 −4.6%
1876 4,993 +1.3%
1881 5,234 +4.8%
1886 5,215 −0.4%
1891 5,048 −3.2%
1896 4,850 −3.9%
1901 4,737 −2.3%
1906 4,744 +0.1%
1911 4,770 +0.5%
1921 3,931 −17.6%
1926 3,880 −1.3%
1931 3,734 −3.8%
1936 3,779 +1.2%
1946 4,109 +8.7%
1954 4,110 +0.0%
1962 4,025 −2.1%
1968 4,524 +12.4%
1975 4,847 +7.1%
1982 4,922 +1.5%
1990 4,623 −6.1%
1999 4,548 −1.6%
2008 4,477 −1.6%

Personalities[edit]

From 1938 to his death in 1953, Jean de Boschère lived in La Châtre with his companion Elizabeth d'Ennetières.

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