Canton of Dun-le-Palestel

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Canton of Dun-le-Palestel
Country France
Region Nouvelle Aquitaine
Department Blason Bourbon-La Marche.svg Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Seat Dun-le-Palestel
Communes 17
 • 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.


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.


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


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