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Chamalières (Auvergnat: Chamalèira) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

Chamalières
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Chamalières
Coat of arms
Location of Chamalières
Chamalières is located in France
Chamalières
Chamalières
Chamalières is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Chamalières
Chamalières
Coordinates: 45°46′28″N 3°04′04″E / 45.7744°N 3.0678°E / 45.7744; 3.0678Coordinates: 45°46′28″N 3°04′04″E / 45.7744°N 3.0678°E / 45.7744; 3.0678
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementClermont-Ferrand
CantonChamalières
IntercommunalityClermont Auvergne Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Louis Giscard d'Estaing
Area
1
3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
17,999
 • Density4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63075 /63400
Elevation385–582 m (1,263–1,909 ft)
(avg. 415 m or 1,362 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chamalières is the third-largest town in the department and lies about 150 miles (241 km) from Lyon.

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HistoryEdit

Several thousand wooden Gallo-Roman ex-votos, most of them anthropomorphic standing figures, also including images of limbs and internal organs, dated by associated coins to the first century, were recovered from the shrine at the mineral springs known as the Source des Roches ("Rock Spring"). An inscribed lead tablet found at the spring is a major source of information on the Gaulish language. A comparable cache of Gaulish ex-voto were recovered from a sanctuary at the sources of the Seine, sacred to Sequana.[2]

Notable placesEdit

Chamalières is the place where the Banque de France located its printing works in 1923, which printed former French franc banknotes, and now prints Euro banknotes.

PeopleEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Romeuf, A.-M. (1986). "Exvoto en bois de Chamalières (Puy-de-Dôme) et des sources de la Seine: essai de comparaison". Gallia (in French). 44: 65–89.
  3. ^ Frachon, Alain (17 February 2018). "La mort de Daniel Vernet, grande figure du « Monde »". Le Monde. Retrieved 17 February 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Romeuf, Anne-Marie; Dumontet, Monique (1980). Les ex-voto gallo-romains de la source des roches à Chamalières (Puy-de-Dôme) (in French). Clermont-Ferrand - Bargoin Museum. ISBN 978-2-7351-0640-0.

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