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Châtellerault
Subprefecture and commune
An aerial view of the centre of Châtellerault
An aerial view of the centre of Châtellerault
Coat of arms of Châtellerault
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Arrondissement Châtellerault
Canton Châtellerault-1, 2 and 3
Intercommunality Pays Châtelleraudais
Area1 51.96 km2 (20.06 sq mi)
Population (2014) 31,537
 • Density 606.95/km2 (1,571.99/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 86066 /86100
Elevation 42–134 m (138–440 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 ft)
Website www.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.

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

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.

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

Map of the commune of Châtellerault

The commune of Châtellerault is surrounded by the communes:

Climate

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

Population

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

With a population of 31,722, 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). 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).

Administration

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

  • Châtellerault-1, with 25,646 inhabitants (2014).
  • Châtellerault-2, with 26,004 inhabitants (2014).
  • Châtellerault-3, with 21,733 inhabitants (2014).

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

Twinned and partner towns

Châtellerault is twinned with:

Notable people

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

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