Bétête

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Bétête
Abbey of Prébenoît
Abbey of Prébenoît
Bétête is located in France
Bétête
Bétête
Coordinates: 46°21′37″N 2°04′42″E / 46.3603°N 2.0783°E / 46.3603; 2.0783Coordinates: 46°21′37″N 2°04′42″E / 46.3603°N 2.0783°E / 46.3603; 2.0783
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Châtelus-Malvaleix
Intercommunality Petite Creuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Olivier Contarin
Area1 28.24 km2 (10.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 359
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23022 / 23270
Elevation 272–430 m (892–1,411 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 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.

Bétête is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D15, D83 and the D88. The Petite Creuse river forms most of the southern and western border of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 666 —    
1968 668 +0.3%
1975 651 −2.5%
1982 638 −2.0%
1990 525 −17.7%
1999 427 −18.7%
2008 359 −15.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The ruins of the medieval castle of Bétête.
  • Two châteaux, of le Moisse and of Ecosse, both dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The twelfth century abbey of Prébenoît, undergoing restoration.

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