Ahun

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Ahun
Commune
The war memorial and the church of Saint-Sylvain, in Ahun
The war memorial and the church of Saint-Sylvain, in Ahun
Coat of arms of Ahun
Coat of arms
Ahun is located in France
Ahun
Ahun
Coordinates: 46°05′14″N 2°02′45″E / 46.0872°N 2.0458°E / 46.0872; 2.0458Coordinates: 46°05′14″N 2°02′45″E / 46.0872°N 2.0458°E / 46.0872; 2.0458
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Ahun
Intercommunality CIATE Pays Creuse-Thaurion-Gartempe
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Patrick Pacaud
Area1 33.74 km2 (13.03 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,466
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23001 /23150
Elevation 331–564 m (1,086–1,850 ft)
(avg. 449 m or 1,473 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.

Ahun is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Creuse River, some 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D942, D13 and the D18. It was the Roman site of Acitodunum, an important town on the route between Limoges and Clermont-Ferrand.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,491 —    
1968 1,623 +8.9%
1975 1,605 −1.1%
1982 1,529 −4.7%
1990 1,481 −3.1%
1999 1,501 +1.4%
2008 1,568 +4.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The viaduct carrying the railway 57m over the river, built by Lloyds and Nordling in 1864.
  • The church of St.Sylvain, dating from the twelfth century.
  • Three fifteenth century chateaux.
The railway viaduct at Busseau

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