Bonnat, Creuse

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The church in Bonnat
The church in Bonnat
Coat of arms of Bonnat
Coat of arms
Bonnat is located in France
Coordinates: 46°19′43″N 1°54′20″E / 46.3286°N 1.9056°E / 46.3286; 1.9056Coordinates: 46°19′43″N 1°54′20″E / 46.3286°N 1.9056°E / 46.3286; 1.9056
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Bonnat
Intercommunality CC Portes de la Creuse en Marche
 • Mayor Philippe Jamet
Area1 45.79 km2 (17.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,304
 • Density 28/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23025 /23220
Elevation 248–515 m (814–1,690 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.

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


An area of farming and some associated light industry, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Petite Creuse, some 10 miles (16 km) north of Guéret, at the junction of the D6, D15 and the D56.


The commune owns and manages a nearby chateau which has its own racing circuit for cars and motorbikes and is used for corporate functions. It also owns a restaurant in the town near to the church.
A small stream flows by the southern border of the town on which stands a recently renovated lavoir (wash-house).
A recent development of a very large book repository on land owned by the commune has caused some concern locally because of extensive lorry traffic on the narrow rural roads.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,490 —    
1968 1,535 +3.0%
1975 1,340 −12.7%
1982 1,348 +0.6%
1990 1,387 +2.9%
1999 1,348 −2.8%
2008 1,304 −3.3%


  • The church of St. Sylvain, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • An ancient public washhouse.
  • Three chateaux.

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