A general view of Chauvigny
|Intercommunality||CU Grand Poitiers|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Gérard Herbert|
|95.82 km2 (37.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||74/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||61–149 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.|
The composer Fernand Lamy (1881–1966) was born in Chauvigny.
Near Chauvigny is the curious bone-cavern of Jioux, the entrance to which is fortified by large blocks of stone.
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.
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