Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre

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Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre
Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre is located in France
Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre
Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre
Coordinates: 46°24′38″N 1°49′23″E / 46.4106°N 1.8231°E / 46.4106; 1.8231Coordinates: 46°24′38″N 1°49′23″E / 46.4106°N 1.8231°E / 46.4106; 1.8231
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Bonnat
Intercommunality Deux Vallées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Durand
Area1 44.73 km2 (17.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 844
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23112 / 23360
Elevation 217–433 m (712–1,421 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 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.

Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of streams, lakes and farming, comprising the village and some small hamlets, situated some 15 miles (24 km) north of Guéret at the junction of the D6, D48 and the D915 roads. The Petite Creuse river forms much of the south-western boundary of the commune’s territory, whilst to the north lies the department of Indre.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,327 —    
1968 1,425 +7.4%
1975 1,266 −11.2%
1982 1,100 −13.1%
1990 1,034 −6.0%
1999 923 −10.7%
2008 844 −8.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • A menhir.
  • Traces of a Roman settlement called the "Fossé de Châtres".
  • The fourteenth-century castle at the hamlet of Vost, rebuilt in the nineteenth century.
  • The chapel at Lignaud, dating from the thirteenth century.

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