La Chapelle-d'Angillon

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La Chapelle-d’Angillon
The town hall and school in La Chapelle-d'Angillon
The town hall and school in La Chapelle-d'Angillon
Coat of arms of La Chapelle-d’Angillon
Coat of arms
La Chapelle-d’Angillon is located in France
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
Coordinates: 47°21′51″N 2°26′02″E / 47.3642°N 2.4339°E / 47.3642; 2.4339Coordinates: 47°21′51″N 2°26′02″E / 47.3642°N 2.4339°E / 47.3642; 2.4339
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Chapelle-d'Angillon
Intercommunality Sauldre et Sologne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Guy Amelot
Area1 10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 665
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18047 / 18380
Elevation 183–283 m (600–928 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 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 Chapelle-d’Angillon is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.

Geography[edit]

A village of lakes, forestry and farming situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 20 miles (32 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D12, D940 and the D926 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 686 —    
1968 727 +6.0%
1975 744 +2.3%
1982 756 +1.6%
1990 687 −9.1%
1999 667 −2.9%
2008 665 −0.3%

Personalities[edit]

  • Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban-Fournier), writer, was born here on October 3, 1886.

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The chateau of Béthune, with parts dating from the twelfth century.
  • A museum, in the chateau, dedicated to Alain-Fournier.

The City in the Art[edit]

Realization of a sculpture by French artist from Albens Jean-Louis Berthod, in 2014. The board is a tribute to the book of Alain-Fournier, "Meaulnes the Great", but also to the missing persons of the Great War. Insite the board, we can admirate the "Chateau of La Chapelle-d'Angillon".

Sculpture "Le Grand Meaulnes" / "Meaulnes the Great" of Jean-Louis Berthod from Albens, France, realized in 2014

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