Chabanais

Chabanais (French pronunciation: ​[ʃabanɛ]; Occitan: Chabanès) is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Chabanais
Route nationale 141
Route nationale 141
Coat of arms of Chabanais
Coat of arms
Location of Chabanais
Chabanais is located in France
Chabanais
Chabanais
Chabanais is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Chabanais
Chabanais
Coordinates: 45°52′30″N 0°43′14″E / 45.875°N 0.7206°E / 45.875; 0.7206Coordinates: 45°52′30″N 0°43′14″E / 45.875°N 0.7206°E / 45.875; 0.7206
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementConfolens
CantonCharente-Vienne
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Boutant[1]
Area
1
15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,610
 • Density110/km2 (280/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.

GeographyEdit

 
The Vienne River close to the bridge

The river Vienne 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 an 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 Angoulême to the west.

HistoryEdit

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.

PopulationEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.