La Saunière

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La Saunière
Château du Théret
Château du Théret
La Saunière is located in France
La Saunière
La Saunière
Coordinates: 46°07′52″N 1°56′16″E / 46.1311°N 1.9378°E / 46.1311; 1.9378Coordinates: 46°07′52″N 1°56′16″E / 46.1311°N 1.9378°E / 46.1311; 1.9378
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Guéret-Sud-Est
Intercommunality Guéret Saint-Vaury
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Sudron
Area
 • Land1 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 629
 • Population2 density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23169 / 23000
Elevation 376–560 m (1,234–1,837 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 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 Saunière 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 just 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Guéret at the junction of the D942 and the D17 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 345 —    
1968 374 +8.4%
1975 332 −11.2%
1982 426 +28.3%
1990 532 +24.9%
1999 543 +2.1%
2008 629 +15.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fifteenth-century château du Théret.

Personalities[edit]

  • René Boudard (1909–2004), historian, was born here.

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