Bar, Corrèze

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Coat of arms of Bar
Coat of arms
Bar is located in France
Coordinates: 45°20′46″N 1°48′55″E / 45.3461°N 1.8153°E / 45.3461; 1.8153Coordinates: 45°20′46″N 1°48′55″E / 45.3461°N 1.8153°E / 45.3461; 1.8153
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Tulle
Canton Corrèze
Intercommunality Tulle et Cœur de Corrèze
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Jacques Bossoutrot
Area1 20.82 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 323
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 19016 / 19800
Elevation 238–562 m (781–1,844 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.

Bar is a French commune in the Corrèze department in the Limousin region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barois or Baroises.[1]


Bar is located some 40 km north-east of Brive-la-Gaillarde and 8 km north of Tulle. Access to the commune is by the D53 road which branches from the D1120 west of the commune and passes through the narrow neck of the commune before continuing north as the D32 to Orliac-de-Bar. The D53 also continues south from the village through the heart of the commune to Gimel-les-Cascades. The D23 comes from Tulle in the south and passes through the commune and the village continuing north-east to join the D26 near Corrèze. The D173 comes from Le Lonzac in the north down the western arm of the commune and passes south to join the D53 in the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Cousin Haut and Cousin Bas in the western arm of the commune. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with forests predominant.[2]

The Corrèze river flows from the north-east of the commune forming part of the north-eastern border then continuing west then south through the commune to form part of the southern border before continuing south-west to eventually join the Vézère west of Brive-la-Gaillarde. The Vimbelle river forms the eastern border of the western arm of the commune flowing south to also form the south-western border of the commune before it joins the Corrèze on the southern border of the commune. The Menaude river flows from the north through the commune to join the Vimbelle on the western border. The Ruisseau du Passadour forms the western border of the eastern arm of the commune as it flows south to join the Menaude.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


Arms of Bar
The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.

Argent, three fesses Gules.


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1983 2008 Pierre Cheze
2008 2014 Daniel Geneste
2014 2020 Jean-Jacques Bossoutrot

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 323 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,346 1,050 1,044 1,128 1,228 1,208 1,170 1,088 1,073
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,091 1,005 1,023 1,020 985 1,000 1,020 1,066 1,044
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,059 1,015 981 896 797 742 692 570 543
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
443 397 330 282 317 315 - 323 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Bar

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Chapel de Lacour contains a Statuette of the Virgin and child (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[4]
  • 2 Capitals and a fragment of Column in the Place de l'Eglise (11th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg are registered as an historical object.[5]
  • A Keystone in the Place de l'Eglise (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg is registered as an historical object.[6]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Corrèze (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000032 Statuette: Virgin and child (French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19001202 2 Capitals and a fragment of Column in the Place de l'Eglise (French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000031 Keystone (French)Camera aabb.svg