Chevroches


Chevroches (IPA: [ʃəvʁɔʃ] (listen)) is a commune, a village, in the Nièvre department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, in central France.

Chevroches
Town hall and church
Location of Chevroches
Chevroches
Chevroches
Coordinates: 47°27′02″N 3°32′47″E
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentNièvre
ArrondissementClamecy
CantonClamecy
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Jean-Louis Lebeau
Area
1
3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
125
  Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58073 /58500
Elevation147–229 m (482–751 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Inhabitants are called Cavarocois (IPA: [kavaʁɔkwa]).

Geography


Chevroches lies between the Canal du Nivernais, the river Yonne, and the place where the river Yonne used to be.

History


This village is really old, according to archeologists, there was smithing activity from the second to the fourth century. All the ancient objects which has been found there are now in a museum in Clamecy, just few miles away from Chevroches.

This village church was probably built in the ninth century, and Chevroches old name was "Cava Roca" [ kava ʁɔka ] which means hollow rock. That name is linked to the stone quarry, which is now abandoned.

Demographics


At the 1999 census, the population was 139. On 1 January 2006, the estimate was 146.

See also


References


  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.