Soumans

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Soumans
Coat of arms of Soumans
Coat of arms
Soumans is located in France
Soumans
Soumans
Coordinates: 46°18′07″N 2°18′27″E / 46.3019°N 2.3075°E / 46.3019; 2.3075Coordinates: 46°18′07″N 2°18′27″E / 46.3019°N 2.3075°E / 46.3019; 2.3075
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Boussac
Intercommunality Pays de Boussace
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Nore
Area1 36.68 km2 (14.16 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 580
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23174 / 23600
Elevation 375–497 m (1,230–1,631 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, quarries and farming, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Petite Creuse river some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D917, D7 and the D64a roads. The commune shares a border with the Allier département.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 825 —    
1968 869 +5.3%
1975 739 −15.0%
1982 612 −17.2%
1990 540 −11.8%
1999 544 +0.7%
2008 580 +6.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The Château de Bellefaye.
  • The thirteenth-century church at Bellefaye.

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