Canton of Dun-le-Palestel

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Canton of Dun-le-Palestel
Canton
Country France
Region Nouvelle Aquitaine
Department Blason Bourbon-La Marche.svg Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Seat Dun-le-Palestel
Communes 17
Area¹
 • Total 352.49 km2 (136.10 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 8,214
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Cantonal code 23 07
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The canton of Dun-le-Palestel is a canton situated in the Creuse département and in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of valleys and plateaux, consisting of woodland and farmland, with the town of Dun-le-Palestel, in the arrondissement of Guéret, at its centre. The altitude varies from 197m (Crozant) to 546m (Saint-Sulpice-le-Dunois) with an average altitude of 306m.

Composition[edit]

At the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, the canton was expanded from 13 to 17 communes:[1]

Population[edit]

Canton Population Chart
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
9018 9648 8828 7967 7132 6575
Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting

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Coordinates: 46°19′28″N 1°39′00″E / 46.32444°N 1.65000°E / 46.32444; 1.65000