Saint-Jeures

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Saint-Jeures
Saint-Jeures, as seen from the top of the Suc du Mounier
Saint-Jeures, as seen from the top of the Suc du Mounier
Saint-Jeures is located in France
Saint-Jeures
Saint-Jeures
Coordinates: 45°05′49″N 4°12′21″E / 45.0969°N 4.2058°E / 45.0969; 4.2058Coordinates: 45°05′49″N 4°12′21″E / 45.0969°N 4.2058°E / 45.0969; 4.2058
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Yssingeaux
Canton Tence
Intercommunality Haut-Lignon
Government
 • Mayor Joseph Delolme
Area1 34.14 km2 (13.18 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 782
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 43199 / 43200
Elevation 749–1,208 m (2,457–3,963 ft)
(avg. 1,040 m or 3,410 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.

Saint-Jeures is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France. It is around 40 km southwest of Saint-Étienne.

Geography[edit]

The river Lignon du Velay flows through the commune.

People[edit]

Philippe Vocanson, the oldest man in France (for 16 months) and in Europe (for 4 months), was born here on 20 October 1904. He died in in Saint-Étienne on 18 January 2015 aged 110.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint-Étienne : le doyen des Français est mort à 110 ans". Le Progrès. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Le doyen des Français est mort à l'âge de 110 ans". Libération. Retrieved 23 January 2015.