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Chauvigny

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Chauvigny
A general view of Chauvigny
A general view of Chauvigny
Coat of arms of Chauvigny
Coat of arms
Location of Chauvigny
Chauvigny is located in France
Chauvigny
Chauvigny
Chauvigny is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Chauvigny
Chauvigny
Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementMontmorillon
CantonChauvigny
IntercommunalityCU Grand Poitiers
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Herbert
Area
1
95.82 km2 (37.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
7,049
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86070 /86300
Elevation61–149 m (200–489 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chauvigny is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

Chauvigny is located 20 miles (32 km) east of Poitiers by rail. The town is situated overlooking the Vienne River and a small brook. Chauvigny is twinned with Billericay in Essex, England.

The composer Fernand Lamy (1881–1966) was born in Chauvigny.

Sights

Chauvigny features two interesting Romanesque churches, both restored in the 19th century. There are also ruins of a château of the bishops of Poitiers and of several other strongholds.[2]

Near Chauvigny is the curious bone-cavern of Jioux, the entrance to which is fortified by large blocks of stone.[2]

Panorama of Chauvigny

Economy

As of 1911, the town carried on lime-burning and plaster-manufacture, and there were stone quarries in the vicinity. Trade was in wool and feathers.[2]

La gare de Chauvigny.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chauvigny". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 19.

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