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Chénelette

Chénelette
Chénelette
Chénelette

Coordinates: 46°10′10″N 4°29′30″E / 46.1694°N 4.4917°E / 46.1694; 4.4917Coordinates: 46°10′10″N 4°29′30″E / 46.1694°N 4.4917°E / 46.1694; 4.4917

Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Canton of Lamure-sur-Azergues
Intercommunality Communauté de Communes de la Haute Vallée d'Azergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rémy de l'Escaille
Area
 • Land1 11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Population2 324
 • Population2 density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 69054 / 69430
Elevation 552–940 m (1,811–3,084 ft)
(avg. 660 m or 2,170 ft)

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.

Chénelette is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France.

Geography

Chénelette is a small village of approximately 300 people located in the north-west of the Rhône Department, notably in the Beaujolais region. The surrounding landscape is one of forests, mountains (of the Massif Central), and pastures; and is frequented by hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The village has an elevation of 660 meters and enjoys spectacular views. It is located approximately 60 kilometres north-northwest of Lyon (as the crow flies) and about 375 kilometres south-south west of Paris (as the crow flies). It lies between Roanne and Mâcon.

History

Chénelette has its roots from the Middle Ages when, in the thirteenth century, a castle was built at the peak of the Mont Tourvéon (to the east of the village) by Louis de Pieux. Today the ruins of this castle can still be seen by climbing to the top of the mountain, which requires a considerable hike. Chénelette has been significant to the region because it has been a point of convergence for travellers from surrounding areas. During World War Two this region was occupied by German forces and was known for its considerable resistance.

Demographics

Demographic Evolution of Chénelette

1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007
670 626 529 529 685 721 749 617 740 668 640 673 671 674 673 645 598 587 567 529 527 450 411 401 384 356 322 266 293 277 270 284 313 332 330

See also

Communes of the Rhône department

References

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