Bussière-Galant

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Bussière-Galant
Commune
The church of Saint-Martin, in Bussière-Galant
The church of Saint-Martin, in Bussière-Galant
Coat of arms of Bussière-Galant
Coat of arms
Bussière-Galant is located in France
Bussière-Galant
Bussière-Galant
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bussière-Galant is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bussière-Galant
Bussière-Galant
Coordinates: 45°37′41″N 1°02′16″E / 45.6281°N 1.0378°E / 45.6281; 1.0378Coordinates: 45°37′41″N 1°02′16″E / 45.6281°N 1.0378°E / 45.6281; 1.0378
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementLimoges
CantonSaint-Yrieix-la-Perche
IntercommunalityMonts de Châlus
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Beylot
Area153.86 km2 (20.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)21,425
 • Density26/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code87027 /87230
Elevation338–551 m (1,109–1,808 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.
The railway station in Bussière-Galant

Bussière-Galant (Occitan: Bussiéra (Galand)) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

Inhabitants are known as Bussiérois.

Elephant Haven[edit]

In 2017, construction of a "retirement home" for elephants named Elephant Haven was begun in the commune of Saint-Nicolas-Courbefy, not far from Bussière-Galant.[1]

Notable people[edit]

  • Irène de Maulmont, known as Gina Palerme (1885 - 1977), is an actress, dancer and singer of French music hall
  • Yoo Byung-eun businessman and a South Korean amateur photographer. Owner of the village of Courbefy located in the commune

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haute-Vienne : une maison de retraite pour éléphants pourrait ouvrir ses portes prochainement". Franceinfo (in French). 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-08-21.