Châteauroux


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Château-Renault, François Louis Rousselet, marquis de

Château-Renault, François Louis Rousselet, marquis de (fräNswäˈ lwē ro͞osəlāˈ märkēˈ də shätōˈ-rənōˈ), 1637–1716, French vice admiral and marshal. He escorted the deposed king of England, James II, to Ireland (1689), fought against the Anglo-Dutch fleet at Beachy Head (1690), and commanded the Franco-Spanish fleet that was destroyed (1702) at Vigo.

Châteauroux

Châteauroux (shätōro͞oˈ), city, capital of Indre dept., central France, on the Indre River. It has textile, metal, pharmaceutical, and food-processing industries. Châteauroux grew around a 10th-century castle built by the lords of Déols. Historic buildings in the city include the Église des Cordeliers (a former church that is now a jewelry museum) and the church of St. Martial (12th–16th cent.).
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Châteauroux

 

a city in central France. Capital of Indre Department. Population, 64,000 (1975). Châteauroux is a transportation junction. Its industries produce agricultural machinery, automobile parts, and tobacco products. Châteauroux also has wool, food-processing, and furniture industries.

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