Châteldon

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Châteldon
Chateldon panorama 1.JPG
Châteldon is locatit in Fraunce
Châteldon
Châteldon
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Châteldon is locatit in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Châteldon
Châteldon
Coordinates: 45°58′39″N 3°31′16″E / 45.9775°N 3.5211°E / 45.9775; 3.5211Coordinates: 45°58′39″N 3°31′16″E / 45.9775°N 3.5211°E / 45.9775; 3.5211
KintraFraunce
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepairtmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementThiers
CantonChâteldon
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Tony Bernard
Area
1
28.43 km2 (10.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)2
760
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63102 /63290
Elevation285–862 m (935–2,828 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Châteldon is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme depairtment in Auvergne in central Fraunce.

Aboot the toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

Châteldon is a medieval veelage in the northren pairt o Auvergne. It dates frae the early Middle Ages, wi mony o its biggins datin back tae the 14t century. The toun's fortifications are still in evidence.

The veelage lees on the wastren edge o the Montagne Bourbonnaise an the northren edge o the Livadois-Forez Park, the lairgest natur pairk in Europe. Tae the wast lees the Limagne, whaur the Allier an Dore rivers converge. Nineteen kilometres tae the north is the Ceety o Vichy.

Castle Châteldon wis ance awned bi Prime Meenister Pierre Laval. It remains the prime landmark o the veelage.

Nearby touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leet o the Mayors o Châteldon
Election Date Name
1790 Jean-Baptiste Couher
1792 Louis Chabrier
1793 Jean-Baptiste Quissac
1800 Michel Delaire
1810 Hugues Debrit
1926 Léon Seneque
1929 Victor Rivet
1940 Charles Cocurat
1964 Victor Ducher
1965 René Verdier
1971 René Verdier
1977 René Verdie
1978 Genès Fradin
1983 Genès Fradin
1989 Jean-Paul Dassaud
1995 Jean-Paul Dassaud
1997 Tony Bernard
2001 Tony Bernard
2008 Tony Bernard

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Historical population o Châteldon
Year1882199019992006
Population1946840737760

Mineral watter[eedit | eedit soorce]

Châteldon is kent for its naturally carbonatit mineral watter. It wis the first mineral watter exploitit in Fraunce an transportit bi bottles tae the Court o Louis XIV in Versailles. This water is uised for its diuretic and digestive properties. It is an aw rich in potassium, sodium an fluorine. In Fraunce, ane finds the watter o Châteldon in the lairge hotels an restaurants, an in delicatessens. In 1650, the first doctor o the keeng, Guy-Crescent Fagon, praised the virtues o Châteldon to Louis XIV.

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Châteldon wis the birthplace o Pierre Laval (1883–1945), French politeecian.

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