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Title: Croix-Chapeau  
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Subject: Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, Croix, Arrondissement of La Rochelle, Allied siege of La Rochelle, Communes of Charente-Maritime
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Croix-Chapeau is located in France
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton La Jarrie
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Jammet
Area1 4.83 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,197
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17136 / 17220
Elevation 17–51 m (56–167 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

Croix-Chapeau is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.


  • History 1
  • Population 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


From 1953 to 1966 there was a 500-bed U.S. Army hospital in Croix-Chapeau, run by the 28th General Hospital unit.[1] For a while after 1966 it was used as a French Military Hospital. After being abandoned for several years, it was sold to a developer, who in the 2000s repurposed it as an industrial park.[1]


See also


  1. ^ a b Labrude Pierre (2008) "Les hôpitaux construits en France pour l'US Army de 1950 a 1967: Organisation, localisation, usage." ("The hospitals constructed in France for the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1967: Organization, location, usage") Histoire des sciences médicales 42(3): pp. 301-310, in French; Abstract

External links

  • Croix-Chapeau on the Quid site
  • Location of on the map of France
  • Photograph of the abandoned American Army hospital at Croix-Chapeau, Flickr
  • [2], Web site of the village :
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