Pionnat

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Pionnat
Viaduct
Viaduct
Pionnat is located in France
Pionnat
Pionnat
Coordinates: 46°10′19″N 2°01′34″E / 46.1719°N 2.0261°E / 46.1719; 2.0261Coordinates: 46°10′19″N 2°01′34″E / 46.1719°N 2.0261°E / 46.1719; 2.0261
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Ahun
Intercommunality Carrefour des Quatre Provinces
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Pruchon
Area
 • Land1 41.77 km2 (16.13 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 758
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23154 / 23140
Elevation 320–573 m (1,050–1,880 ft)
(avg. 520 m or 1,710 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.

Pionnat 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 by the banks of the Creuse River, some 8 miles (13 km) east of Guéret, at the junction of the D4, D65 and the D16.

History[edit]

During the French Revolution of 1848, some villagers were killed attempting to seek the release of their friends, imprisoned for tax evasion.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 733 —    
1968 847 +15.6%
1975 741 −12.5%
1982 726 −2.0%
1990 682 −6.1%
1999 744 +9.1%
2008 758 +1.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • Dolmen and menhir at the hamlet of Ménardeix.
  • Two châteaux, at Ternes and at Bosgenêt.
  • The viaduct over the Creuse.
  • The ancient abbey des Terne.

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