Mazerolles, Vienne

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Mazerolles
The railway bridge over the Vienne river, in Mazerolles
The railway bridge over the Vienne river, in Mazerolles
Location of Mazerolles
Mazerolles is located in France
Mazerolles
Mazerolles
Mazerolles is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Mazerolles
Mazerolles
Coordinates: 46°24′20″N 0°41′05″E / 46.4056°N 0.6847°E / 46.4056; 0.6847Coordinates: 46°24′20″N 0°41′05″E / 46.4056°N 0.6847°E / 46.4056; 0.6847
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementMontmorillon
CantonLussac-les-Châteaux
IntercommunalityLussacois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jackie Pérault
Area
1
21.25 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
851
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86153 /86320
Elevation70–151 m (230–495 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mazerolles is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

History

Along the border of the river Vienne, a cenotaph of constable John Chandos was erected shortly after his death by the English authorities to commemorate the spot where he was killed by the spear of french knight Guillaume Boitel. The cenotaph is still maintained and visible in a garden along the street Jean Chandos at a place called "Les Aubeniaux" . At the end of the XIXth century, the local society of history moved it of some yards from the border of the Vienne because of the recurrent flood of this river.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.