La Courtine

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La Courtine
Coat of arms of La Courtine
Coat of arms
La Courtine is located in France
La Courtine
La Courtine
Coordinates: 45°42′06″N 2°15′51″E / 45.7017°N 2.2642°E / 45.7017; 2.2642Coordinates: 45°42′06″N 2°15′51″E / 45.7017°N 2.2642°E / 45.7017; 2.2642
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton La Courtine
Intercommunality Sources de la Creuse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Michelon
Area1 41.42 km2 (15.99 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 874
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23067 / 23100
Elevation 714–895 m (2,343–2,936 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 Courtine is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.


An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the Creuse River valley, some 18 miles (29 km) south of Aubusson, at the junction of the D25, D29 and the D992. The commune is within the national park of Millevaches, (1000 lakes, not cows).


La Courtine military camp[edit]

The foundation of the camp in 1904 transformed the town: the inhabitants remained paysants during the day but became bar-keepers at night and soon there were more bars than inhabitants.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,184 —    
1968 1,233 +4.1%
1975 1,164 −5.6%
1982 986 −15.3%
1990 1,057 +7.2%
1999 971 −8.1%
2008 874 −10.0%


  • The thirteenth-century church.
  • A windmill at Lair.
  • Eleventh-century defensive mottes at Cinq Mottes.
  • A military camp, established in 1904, housing up to 4000 soldiers, site of the 1917 mutiny by troops of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France.
  • The thirteenth-century churches at the hamlets of Saint-Denis and at Trucq.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "La Courtine 1917 : la mémoire des Hommes". Loi 1901. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 

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