Saint-Viâtre

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Saint-Viâtre
Commune
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Coat of arms of Saint-Viâtre
Coat of arms
Saint-Viâtre is located in France
Saint-Viâtre
Saint-Viâtre
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Saint-Viâtre is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Saint-Viâtre
Saint-Viâtre
Coordinates: 47°31′27″N 1°56′03″E / 47.5242°N 1.9342°E / 47.5242; 1.9342Coordinates: 47°31′27″N 1°56′03″E / 47.5242°N 1.9342°E / 47.5242; 1.9342
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Romorantin-Lanthenay
Canton La Sologne
Intercommunality Sologne des étangs
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Léonard
Area1 89.79 km2 (34.67 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 1,236
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 41231 /41210
Elevation 92–132 m (302–433 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 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-Viâtre is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.

History[edit]

The village was originally called Tremblevif, from the Latin for "aspen" and "village", but suggesting in the popular imagination a place prone to swamp fever and trembling limbs. In 1854, worried that outsiders might be put off, the villagers successfully petitioned to change the name to Saint-Viâtre [1] in honour of a hermit, traditionally known as Viâtre, who had lived in the forests of Sologne. His tomb is in the crypt of the village church.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793988—    
18061,022+3.4%
18211,095+7.1%
18311,257+14.8%
18411,194−5.0%
18511,240+3.9%
18611,255+1.2%
18721,361+8.4%
18811,531+12.5%
18911,742+13.8%
19011,844+5.9%
19111,854+0.5%
19211,623−12.5%
19311,591−2.0%
19461,469−7.7%
19541,314−10.6%
19621,282−2.4%
19681,245−2.9%
19751,223−1.8%
19821,162−5.0%
19901,063−8.5%
19991,157+8.8%
20061,188+2.7%
20151,236+4.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Robb, The Discovery of France, Picador, London (2007), p.304, quoting Onésime Reclus. France, Algérie et colonies (1866), p.133