Le Blanc

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Le Blanc
Commune
Château de Naillac
Château de Naillac
Coat of arms of Le Blanc
Coat of arms
Le Blanc is located in France
Le Blanc
Le Blanc
Coordinates: 46°38′04″N 1°03′49″E / 46.6344°N 1.0636°E / 46.6344; 1.0636Coordinates: 46°38′04″N 1°03′49″E / 46.6344°N 1.0636°E / 46.6344; 1.0636
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement Le Blanc
Canton Le Blanc
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Chanteguet
Area1 57.61 km2 (22.24 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 6,946
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 36018 /36300
Elevation 72–140 m (236–459 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.

Le Blanc (French pronunciation: ​[lə blɑ̃]) is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Indre department in central France.

Geography[edit]

Le Blanc is the main city of the Parc naturel régional de la Brenne, on the banks of the Creuse River.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,780 —    
1800 4,723 −1.2%
1806 3,662 −22.5%
1821 4,452 +21.6%
1831 4,804 +7.9%
1836 5,095 +6.1%
1841 5,290 +3.8%
1846 6,075 +14.8%
1851 6,788 +11.7%
1856 5,731 −15.6%
1861 5,882 +2.6%
1866 5,956 +1.3%
1872 5,709 −4.1%
1876 6,122 +7.2%
1881 6,558 +7.1%
1886 7,140 +8.9%
1891 7,389 +3.5%
1896 6,764 −8.5%
1901 6,663 −1.5%
1906 6,520 −2.1%
1911 6,493 −0.4%
1921 5,284 −18.6%
1926 5,511 +4.3%
1931 5,426 −1.5%
1936 5,789 +6.7%
1946 6,719 +16.1%
1954 6,427 −4.3%
1962 6,402 −0.4%
1968 6,767 +5.7%
1975 8,024 +18.6%
1982 7,769 −3.2%
1990 7,361 −5.3%
1999 6,995 −5.0%
2009 6,946 −0.7%

Facilities[edit]

Near Le Blanc, there is a VLF-transmitter of French Navy. It transmits messages on 18.3 kHz and 21.7 kHz to submerged submarines [1]

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