Bellegarde-en-Marche

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Bellegarde-en-Marche
Coat of arms of Bellegarde-en-Marche
Coat of arms
Bellegarde-en-Marche is located in France
Bellegarde-en-Marche
Bellegarde-en-Marche
Coordinates: 45°58′58″N 2°17′43″E / 45.9828°N 2.2953°E / 45.9828; 2.2953Coordinates: 45°58′58″N 2°17′43″E / 45.9828°N 2.2953°E / 45.9828; 2.2953
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Bellegarde-en-Marche
Intercommunality Auzances-Bellegarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Bonnaud
Area1 3.14 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 434
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23020 / 23190
Elevation 530–648 m (1,739–2,126 ft)
(avg. 603 m or 1,978 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.

Bellegarde-en-Marche (Occitan: Bèlagarda) is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D9, D39, D40a and the D988 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 404 —    
1968 413 +2.2%
1975 417 +1.0%
1982 407 −2.4%
1990 425 +4.4%
1999 425 +0.0%
2008 434 +2.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A sixteenth-century tower.
  • Some very old houses.
  • Remains of a feudal castle.
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.

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International relations[edit]

Bellegarde-en-Marche is twinned with:

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