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Châtres, Seine-et-Marne

Châtres
Châtres is located in France
Châtres
Châtres
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Tournan-en-Brie
Intercommunality Val Bréon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Rollin
Area1 15.13 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 577
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77104 / 77610
Elevation 89–117 m (292–384 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.

Châtres is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Places of interest 3
  • Agriculture 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Châtres began as a Roman camp. Its name, formerly Chastres, is derived from Latin castrum.

Châtres is documented as the place where Saint Corbinian was born circa 670 and where he maintained a hermitage for fourteen years.

Demographics

The inhabitants of Châtres are called Châtriots.

Places of interest

Place of interest include the Château de Boulayes and its park.

Agriculture

The area produces cereal grain.

See also

References

  • INSEE
  • (French) Commune de Châtres

External links

  • (French) Old postcards of Châtres
  • (French) Find Châtres on the map of Seine-et-Marne
  • (English) 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France region)
  • (French) French Ministry of Culture list for Châtres


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