Tournon-Saint-Martin

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Tournon-Saint-Martin
The church of Saint-Martin, in Tournon-Saint-Martin
The church of Saint-Martin, in Tournon-Saint-Martin
Coat of arms of Tournon-Saint-Martin
Coat of arms
Location of Tournon-Saint-Martin
Tournon-Saint-Martin is located in France
Tournon-Saint-Martin
Tournon-Saint-Martin
Tournon-Saint-Martin is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Tournon-Saint-Martin
Tournon-Saint-Martin
Coordinates: 46°44′07″N 0°57′18″E / 46.7353°N 0.955°E / 46.7353; 0.955Coordinates: 46°44′07″N 0°57′18″E / 46.7353°N 0.955°E / 46.7353; 0.955
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
ArrondissementLe Blanc
CantonLe Blanc
IntercommunalityBrenne Val de Creuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Hervo
Area
1
25.82 km2 (9.97 sq mi)
Population
(2009)2
1,215
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
36224 /36220
Elevation64–140 m (210–459 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Tournon-Saint-Martin is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is located in natural region Boischaut Nord in the parc naturel régional de la Brenne.

The commune is located dat the limit of Indre-et-Loire departement (région Centre) and Vienne departement (Poitou-Charentes region ).

Antiquity[edit]

Tournon Saint Martin was an important crossroad. A Roman road crossed it, coming from Argenton-sur-Creuse ( Argentonmagus ) and going to Poitiers et Tours, following 'la Creuse' river.

Middle-Age[edit]

  • Ruins of Prinçay Castle (xve siècle).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 1,455—    
1800 1,248−14.2%
1806 1,116−10.6%
1821 1,318+18.1%
1831 1,299−1.4%
1836 1,398+7.6%
1841 1,402+0.3%
1846 1,505+7.3%
1851 1,479−1.7%
1856 1,456−1.6%
1861 1,433−1.6%
1866 1,513+5.6%
1872 1,507−0.4%
1876 1,505−0.1%
1881 1,509+0.3%
1886 1,622+7.5%
1891 1,524−6.0%
1896 1,581+3.7%
1901 1,572−0.6%
1906 1,562−0.6%
1911 1,563+0.1%
1921 1,514−3.1%
1926 1,565+3.4%
1931 1,584+1.2%
1936 1,591+0.4%
1946 1,581−0.6%
1954 1,561−1.3%
1962 1,589+1.8%
1968 1,610+1.3%
1975 1,589−1.3%
1982 1,506−5.2%
1990 1,374−8.8%
1999 1,251−9.0%
2006 1,223−2.2%
2009 1,215−0.7%

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