Le Blanc (French pronunciation: [lə blɑ̃] (listen); Occitan: Lo Blanc; Latin: Oblincum Cuborum) is a commune and a subprefecture of the department of Indre, and the region of Centre-Val de Loire, central France.

Le Blanc
Château de Naillac
Château de Naillac
Coat of arms of Le Blanc
Location of Le Blanc
Le Blanc is located in France
Le Blanc
Le Blanc
Le Blanc is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Le Blanc
Le Blanc
Coordinates: 46°38′04″N 1°03′49″E / 46.6344°N 1.0636°E / 46.6344; 1.0636Coordinates: 46°38′04″N 1°03′49″E / 46.6344°N 1.0636°E / 46.6344; 1.0636
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
ArrondissementLe Blanc
CantonLe Blanc
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Gilles Lherpiniere[1]
Area
1
57.61 km2 (22.24 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
6,250
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
DemonymBlancois.e
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
36018 /36300
Elevation72–140 m (236–459 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Le Blanc is the main city of the Parc naturel régional de la Brenne, on the banks of the river Creuse.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 4,780—    
1800 4,723−0.17%
1806 3,662−4.15%
1821 4,452+1.31%
1831 4,804+0.76%
1836 5,095+1.18%
1841 5,290+0.75%
1846 6,075+2.81%
1851 6,788+2.24%
1856 5,731−3.33%
1861 5,882+0.52%
1866 5,956+0.25%
1872 5,709−0.70%
1876 6,122+1.76%
1881 6,558+1.39%
1886 7,140+1.72%
1891 7,389+0.69%
1896 6,764−1.75%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 6,663−0.30%
1906 6,520−0.43%
1911 6,493−0.08%
1921 5,284−2.04%
1926 5,511+0.84%
1931 5,426−0.31%
1936 5,789+1.30%
1946 6,719+1.50%
1954 6,427−0.55%
1962 6,402−0.05%
1968 6,767+0.93%
1975 8,024+2.46%
1982 7,769−0.46%
1990 7,361−0.67%
1999 6,998−0.56%
2007 6,926−0.13%
2012 6,840−0.25%
2017 6,389−1.35%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

FacilitiesEdit

Near Le Blanc, there is a VLF-transmitter of French Navy. It transmits messages on 18.3 kHz and 21.7 kHz to submerged submarines [5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Le Blanc, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ RDF_project Archived 2007-09-22 at the Wayback Machine

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