Boussac, Creuse

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Boussac
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Boussac
Coat of arms
Boussac is located in France
Boussac
Boussac
Coordinates: 46°20′59″N 2°12′56″E / 46.3497°N 2.2156°E / 46.3497; 2.2156Coordinates: 46°20′59″N 2°12′56″E / 46.3497°N 2.2156°E / 46.3497; 2.2156
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Boussac
Intercommunality Pays de Boussac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Franck Foulon
Area1 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,394
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23031 / 23600
Elevation 335–395 m (1,099–1,296 ft)
(avg. 384 m or 1,260 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small light industrial town situated by the banks of the Petite Creuse river, some 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D11 and the D997 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,514 —    
1968 1,557 +2.8%
1975 1,933 +24.1%
1982 1,852 −4.2%
1990 1,652 −10.8%
1999 1,602 −3.0%
2008 1,394 −13.0%

Personalities[edit]

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Anne, dating from the fifteenth century
  • The twelfth-century castle
  • The remains of the old town ramparts
  • Several ancient houses and the river bridge, all from the fifteenth century
Turreted house

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