La Chapelle-Taillefert

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La Chapelle-Taillefert
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La Chapelle-Taillefert is located in France
La Chapelle-Taillefert
La Chapelle-Taillefert
Coordinates: 46°06′05″N 1°50′25″E / 46.1014°N 1.8403°E / 46.1014; 1.8403Coordinates: 46°06′05″N 1°50′25″E / 46.1014°N 1.8403°E / 46.1014; 1.8403
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Guéret-Sud-Ouest
Intercommunality Guéret Saint-Vaury
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Dubosclard
Area1 14.11 km2 (5.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 370
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23052 / 23000
Elevation 462–690 m (1,516–2,264 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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.

La Chapelle-Taillefert is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of farming and forestry comprising the village and a few small hamlets situated in the valley of the Gartempe River, some 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Guéret at the junction of the D 52, D 940 and the D 940A roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 288 —    
1968 319 +10.8%
1975 261 −18.2%
1982 257 −1.5%
1990 310 +20.6%
1999 353 +13.9%
2008 370 +4.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fourteenth-century stone cross.
  • Remains of a hypogeum.
  • A menhir.

Personalities[edit]

  • Victor Lanoux, comedian and writer, born 1936, lived here during the Second World War.

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