Châtellerault

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Châtellerault
An aerial view of the centre of Châtellerault
An aerial view of the centre of Châtellerault
Coat of arms of Châtellerault
Coat of arms
Châtellerault is located in France
Châtellerault
Châtellerault
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Châtellerault is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Châtellerault
Châtellerault
Coordinates: 46°49′04″N 0°32′46″E / 46.8178°N 0.5461°E / 46.8178; 0.5461Coordinates: 46°49′04″N 0°32′46″E / 46.8178°N 0.5461°E / 46.8178; 0.5461
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementChâtellerault
CantonChâtellerault-1, 2 and 3
IntercommunalityPays Châtelleraudais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Pierre Abelin[1]
Area
1
51.96 km2 (20.06 sq mi)
Population
(2014[2])2
31,537
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86066 /86100
Elevation42–134 m (138–440 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 ft)
Websitewww.ville-chatellerault.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Châtellerault is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is a subprefecture of the Vienne department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

Geography[change | change source]

Châtellerault is in the centre of the Vienne department. The Vienne river flows through the city. Several tributaries of the Vienne river join the river in Châtellerault or near it: Clain, Ozon and Envigne.

Châtellerault is at about 284 km (176 mi) from Bordeaux, 306 km (190 mi) from Paris, 844 km (524 mi) from Marseille and 424 km (263 mi) from Toulouse.[3]

The commune has an area of 51.9 km2 (20.0 sq mi).[4] Its average altitude is 88 m (289 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 52 m (171 ft).[5]

Map of the commune of Châtellerault

The commune of Châtellerault is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Châtellerault, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Châtellerault are known, in French, as Châtelleraudais (women: Châtelleraudaises).[6]

With a population of 31,722,[7] Châtellerault has a population density of 611 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Châtellerault

Châtellerault forms, with three other communes, the urban area of Châtellerault with a population of 40,124 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 109.2 km2 (42.2 sq mi).[8] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Châtellerault, formed by 32 communes, with a population of 69,645 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 762.8 km2 (294.5 sq mi).[9]

Administration[change | change source]

Châtellerault is a subprefecture of the Vienne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Châtellerault and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons

It is part of the intercommunality Le Pays Châtelleraudais (French: Communauté de communes du Pays Châtelleraudais).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Châtellerault is twinned with:

Notable people[change | change source]

This is a list of people of interest who were born or resided in Châtellerault :


Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "L'équipe 2014" (in French). Ville de Châtellerault. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. "Centre Presse, journal d'informations locales de la Vienne : la boutique". www.centre-presse.fr.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Châtellerault". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. "Commune de Châtellerault (86066)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. "Châtellerault". Map-France.com. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  6. "Vienne (86)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  7. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  8. "Unité urbaine de Châtellerault (86401)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  9. "Aire urbaine de Châtellerault (117)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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