Banize

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Banize
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Banize is located in France
Banize
Banize
Coordinates: 45°55′54″N 1°59′54″E / 45.9317°N 1.9983°E / 45.9317; 1.9983Coordinates: 45°55′54″N 1°59′54″E / 45.9317°N 1.9983°E / 45.9317; 1.9983
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Saint-Sulpice-les-Champs
Intercommunality Pays Creuse-Thaurion-Gartempe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Servazeix
Area
 • Land1 15.24 km2 (5.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 158
 • Population2 density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23016 / 23120
Elevation 471–653 m (1,545–2,142 ft)
(avg. 540 m or 1,770 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming and forestry area comprising the village and a couple of hamlets situated at the confluence of the rivers Benise and Thaurion, some 10 miles (16 km) west of Aubusson at the junction of the D10 and the D16 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 160 —    
1968 225 +40.6%
1975 172 −23.6%
1982 174 +1.2%
1990 149 −14.4%
1999 134 −10.1%
2008 158 +17.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • Several old watermills.

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