Ajain

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Ajain
The church of the Assumption of the Virgin, in Ajain
The church of the Assumption of the Virgin, in Ajain
Ajain is located in France
Ajain
Ajain
Coordinates: 46°12′29″N 1°59′58″E / 46.2081°N 1.9994°E / 46.2081; 1.9994Coordinates: 46°12′29″N 1°59′58″E / 46.2081°N 1.9994°E / 46.2081; 1.9994
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Saint-Vaury
Intercommunality Grand Guéret
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Guy Rouchon
Area1 33.14 km2 (12.80 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,120
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23002 /23380
Elevation 310–562 m (1,017–1,844 ft)
(avg. 486 m or 1,594 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of farming and forestry, comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Guéret, at the junction of the N145 with the D11 and the D3.

History[edit]

During the French Revolution of 1848, 16 villagers were killed attempting to seek the release of their friends, imprisoned for tax evasion.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,036 —    
1968 1,082 +4.4%
1975 887 −18.0%
1982 932 +5.1%
1990 982 +5.4%
1999 1,034 +5.3%
2008 1,099 +6.3%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St.Pierre, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The chapel of Notre-Dame.
  • A stone commemorating the revolt of 1848.[2]

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