Saint-Claud

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Not to be confused with Saint-Cloud.
Saint-Claud
Market place
Market place
Coat of arms of Saint-Claud
Coat of arms
Saint-Claud is located in France
Saint-Claud
Saint-Claud
Coordinates: 45°53′46″N 0°27′56″E / 45.8961°N 0.4656°E / 45.8961; 0.4656Coordinates: 45°53′46″N 0°27′56″E / 45.8961°N 0.4656°E / 45.8961; 0.4656
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Saint-Claud
Intercommunality Haute-Charente
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joëlle Chardat
Area1 26.75 km2 (10.33 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,099
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16308 /16450
Elevation 107–222 m (351–728 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 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.

Saint-Claud is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

The small commune is located northeast of Angoulême.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,985 —    
1800 2,800 +41.1%
1806 1,860 −33.6%
1821 1,550 −16.7%
1831 1,995 +28.7%
1841 2,115 +6.0%
1846 2,108 −0.3%
1851 2,103 −0.2%
1856 2,041 −2.9%
1861 1,881 −7.8%
1866 1,938 +3.0%
1872 1,770 −8.7%
1876 1,822 +2.9%
1881 1,915 +5.1%
1886 1,872 −2.2%
1891 1,805 −3.6%
1896 1,806 +0.1%
1901 1,729 −4.3%
1906 1,740 +0.6%
1911 1,652 −5.1%
1921 1,498 −9.3%
1926 1,525 +1.8%
1931 1,413 −7.3%
1936 1,394 −1.3%
1946 1,247 −10.5%
1954 1,140 −8.6%
1962 1,093 −4.1%
1968 1,051 −3.8%
1975 1,004 −4.5%
1982 1,128 +12.4%
1990 1,128 +0.0%
1999 1,062 −5.9%
2008 1,099 +3.5%

Personalities[edit]

The commune is partly the ancestral home of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 (Laurier's ancestor was François Cottineau, who left his home named Champlaurier, located between the villages of Saint-Claud and Nieuil, for New France in 1677 as the member of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières). It was also the birthplace of the phonetician Jean-Pierre Rousselot.

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