La Chapelle-d'Angillon

La Chapelle-d’Angillon is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.

La Chapelle-d’Angillon
The town hall and school in La Chapelle-d'Angillon
The town hall and school in La Chapelle-d'Angillon
Coat of arms of La Chapelle-d’Angillon
Coat of arms
Location of La Chapelle-d’Angillon
La Chapelle-d’Angillon is located in France
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
La Chapelle-d’Angillon is located in Centre-Val de Loire
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
Coordinates: 47°21′51″N 2°26′02″E / 47.3642°N 2.4339°E / 47.3642; 2.4339Coordinates: 47°21′51″N 2°26′02″E / 47.3642°N 2.4339°E / 47.3642; 2.4339
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
ArrondissementVierzon
CantonAubigny-sur-Nère
IntercommunalitySauldre et Sologne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Guy Amelot
Area
1
10.17 km2 (3.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
629
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
18047 /18380
Elevation183–283 m (600–928 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

A village of lakes, forestry and farming situated in the valley of the river Sauldre, some 20 miles (32 km) north of Bourges at the junction of the D12, D940 and the D926 roads.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962686—    
1968727+6.0%
1975744+2.3%
1982756+1.6%
1990687−9.1%
1999667−2.9%
2008665−0.3%

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban-Fournier), writer, was born here on October 3, 1886.

SightsEdit

  • The church, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The chateau of Béthune, with parts dating from the twelfth century.
  • A museum, in the chateau, dedicated to Alain-Fournier.

The City in the ArtEdit

Realization of a sculpture by French artist from Albens Jean-Louis Berthod, in 2014. The board is a tribute to the book of Alain-Fournier, "Meaulnes the Great", but also to the missing persons of the Great War. Insite the board, we can admirate the "Chateau of La Chapelle-d'Angillon".

 
Sculpture "Le Grand Meaulnes" / "Meaulnes the Great" of Jean-Louis Berthod from Albens, France, realized in 2014

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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