Gouzon

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Gouzon
The church of Saint-Martin, in Gouzon
The church of Saint-Martin, in Gouzon
Coat of arms of Gouzon
Coat of arms
Gouzon is located in France
Gouzon
Gouzon
Coordinates: 46°11′33″N 2°14′22″E / 46.1925°N 2.2394°E / 46.1925; 2.2394Coordinates: 46°11′33″N 2°14′22″E / 46.1925°N 2.2394°E / 46.1925; 2.2394
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Jarnages
Intercommunality Carrefour des Quatre Provinces
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Cyril Victor
Area1 50.03 km2 (19.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,475
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23093 / 23230
Elevation 366–476 m (1,201–1,562 ft)
(avg. 378 m or 1,240 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.

Gouzon is a commune in the Creuse department in central France.

Geography[edit]

Gouzon straddles the N145 between Montluçon and Gueret

The village lies on the left bank of the Voueize, which flows northwest through the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,580 —    
1968 1,639 +3.7%
1975 1,501 −8.4%
1982 1,469 −2.1%
1990 1,370 −6.7%
1999 1,381 +0.8%
2008 1,475 +6.8%

The inhabitants are known as Gouzonnais.

Sights[edit]

  • 13th-century church with a shingle-covered steeple.
  • Church of St. Nicolas of the Forge (5 km) - Some medieval frescos.
  • Étang de Grands-Champs – Fly-fishing lake
  • Étang des Landes - 120 Hectares nature reserve. Bird Observatory

Economy[edit]

Gouzon is also a cheese made in the Limousin region.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Creuse département

References[edit]

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