Chabanais

Chabanais (Occitan: Chabanès) is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Chabanais
Route nationale 141

Coat of arms
Location of Chabanais
Chabanais
Chabanais
Coordinates: 45°52′30″N 0°43′14″E
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementConfolens
CantonCharente-Vienne
IntercommunalityHaute-Charente
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Michel Gealageas
Area
1
15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,735
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
16070 /16150
Elevation148–250 m (486–820 ft)
(avg. 156 m or 512 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

The Vienne River passes through Chabanais. The village is located in the Rochechouart crater, an ancient asteroid impact crater that eroded away and is no longer visible. Located in the heart of the Charente,, Chabanais is 42 km west of Limoges, 50 km northeast of Angoulême, 77 km north of Périgueux and 84 km southeast of Poitiers.

The town is small enough to be considered a large village and it boasts a open air market every Thursday, adding to a number of small, privately owned shops. The town has a rail station connecting with Limoges to the east and Angouleme to the west.

History


Chabanais was struck by an F2 tornado on 5 May 1997. In the summer of 2018, the town centre and some surrounding hamlets were struck by a devastating hailstorm which punctured many roofs on buildings and destroyed hundreds of car windscreens and bodywork.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,164    
19682,439+12.7%
19752,434−0.2%
19822,242−7.9%
19902,107−6.0%
19991,944−7.7%
20081,879−3.3%

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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