Saint-Christophe, Allier

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Saint-Christophe
Location of Saint-Christophe
Saint-Christophe is located in France
Saint-Christophe
Saint-Christophe
Saint-Christophe is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Christophe
Saint-Christophe
Coordinates: 46°10′03″N 3°34′35″E / 46.1675°N 3.5764°E / 46.1675; 3.5764Coordinates: 46°10′03″N 3°34′35″E / 46.1675°N 3.5764°E / 46.1675; 3.5764
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementVichy
CantonLapalisse
IntercommunalityPays de Lapalisse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Françoise Walraet[1]
Area
1
28.02 km2 (10.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[2]
466
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03223 /03120
Elevation305–471 m (1,001–1,545 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Christophe is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Christophe is surrounded by the communes of Billezois, Saint-Prix, Le Breuil, Isserpent, Molles, and Saint-Étienne-de-Vicq. Saint-Christophe lies about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Vichy.

The south of the commune is rolling hills and valleys, whereas the north is flatter and more favorable to agriculture. Le Mourgon, the principal stream of the commune is 18 km long and separates these two parts.

Population[edit]

The population of the commune peaked in the 1890s and has since returned to the level of the 17th century.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1568375—    
1686450+20.0%
1799551+22.4%
1836692+25.6%
1841664−4.0%
1846704+6.0%
1856710+0.9%
1861713+0.4%
1866738+3.5%
1872747+1.2%
1876836+11.9%
1881830−0.7%
1886879+5.9%
1891911+3.6%
1896922+1.2%
1901911−1.2%
1911818−10.2%
1921873+6.7%
1926773−11.5%
1931808+4.5%
1936769−4.8%
1946745−3.1%
1954721−3.2%
1962521−27.7%
1968589+13.1%
1975489−17.0%
1982480−1.8%
1990475−1.0%
1999481+1.3%
2008472−1.9%
2013486+3.0%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)

Sights[edit]

  • Bruyères Reservoir, known for its fly fishing.
  • Two 19th-century churches.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative list of communes of Allier] (PDF) (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 23 November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.