Basville

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Basville
Basville is located in France
Basville
Basville
Coordinates: 45°52′20″N 2°23′52″E / 45.8722°N 2.3978°E / 45.8722; 2.3978Coordinates: 45°52′20″N 2°23′52″E / 45.8722°N 2.3978°E / 45.8722; 2.3978
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Crocq
Intercommunality Haut Pays Marchois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Pigeon
Area1 22.57 km2 (8.71 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 178
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23017 / 23260
Elevation 675–826 m (2,215–2,710 ft)
(avg. 692 m or 2,270 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry, farming and lakes comprising the village and several hamlets situated at the border with the department of Allier, some 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D10 and the D16 roads.

The small river Tardes rises in the commune, then flows west through the commune.

The Chavanon (locally called la Ramade) forms part of the commune's southern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 289 —    
1968 225 −22.1%
1975 300 +33.3%
1982 274 −8.7%
1990 224 −18.2%
1999 195 −12.9%
2008 178 −8.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Several old watermills.
  • A dolmen at the Bois d'Urbe.
  • A Roman pottery kiln at la Villatte.
  • The Château du Layris.
  • The thirteenth century church at Saint-Alvard.

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