Dun-le-Palestel

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Dun-le-Palestel
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Coat of arms of Dun-le-Palestel
Coat of arms
Dun-le-Palestel is located in France
Dun-le-Palestel
Dun-le-Palestel
Coordinates: 46°18′22″N 1°40′00″E / 46.3061°N 1.6667°E / 46.3061; 1.6667Coordinates: 46°18′22″N 1°40′00″E / 46.3061°N 1.6667°E / 46.3061; 1.6667
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Dun-le-Palestel
Intercommunality Pays Dunois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Daulny
Area1 9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,160
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23075 / 23800
Elevation 294–507 m (965–1,663 ft)
(avg. 366 m or 1,201 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.

Dun-le-Palestel is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming and light industrial village situated some 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Guéret at the junction of the D913, D44, D5 and the D951 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,201 —    
1968 1,260 +4.9%
1975 1,330 +5.6%
1982 1,293 −2.8%
1990 1,203 −7.0%
1999 1,106 −8.1%
2008 1,160 +4.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, built between 1905 and 1908.[1]
  • The Lavoir of Dunet where the residents of the village washed their linens before the invention of the washing machine.
  • The portal of the old church, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The war memorial.
  • Vestiges of the moat of a castle.
  • A dolmen known as the Pierre Eubeste, at La Valette.

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