Méasnes

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Méasnes
Méasnes is located in France
Méasnes
Méasnes
Coordinates: 46°25′02″N 1°46′43″E / 46.4172°N 1.7786°E / 46.4172; 1.7786Coordinates: 46°25′02″N 1°46′43″E / 46.4172°N 1.7786°E / 46.4172; 1.7786
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Bonnat
Intercommunality Pays Dunois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Durand
Area1 27.63 km2 (10.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 592
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23130 / 23360
Elevation 280–426 m (919–1,398 ft)
(avg. 362 m or 1,188 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.

Méasnes is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 17 miles (27 km) north of Guéret at the junction of the D2, D4 and the D22 roads, on the border with the department of Indre. A small tributary of the Petite Creuse, the river Lavaud flows through the middle of the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 734 —    
1968 834 +13.6%
1975 719 −13.8%
1982 705 −1.9%
1990 668 −5.2%
1999 615 −7.9%
2008 592 −3.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Gervaix, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • Traces of the medieval Cistercian abbey of Aubepierre, destroyed in the sixteenth century.
  • Ruins of the castle of Lavaud.
  • The château at Plaix-Goliard.

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