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Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 0°38′51″E / 46.5694°N 0.6475°E / 46.5694; 0.6475{{#coordinates:46.5694|0.6475|type:city(7050)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Poitou-Charentes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Vienne</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Montmorillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Chauvigny</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2001–2008) </th><td> Gérard Herbert</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 95.82 km2 (37.00 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 7,050</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 74/km2 (190/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 86070 / 86300</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Chauvigny is a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.

Chauvigny is located Script error: No such module "convert". east of Poitiers by rail. The town is situated overlooking the Vienne River and a small brook. Chauvigny is twinned with Billericay in Essex, England.

Sights

Chauvigny features two interesting Romanesque churches, both restored in modern times. There are also ruins of a château of the bishops of Poitiers, and of several other strongholds.

Near Chauvigny is the curious bone-cavern of Jioux, the entrance to which is fortified by large blocks of stone.

Economy

The town carries on limeburning and plaster-manufacture, and there are stone quarries in the vicinity. Trade is in wool and feathers.

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