Chambon-sur-Voueize

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Chambon-sur-Voueize
The Romanesque bridge in Chambon-sur-Voueize
The Romanesque bridge in Chambon-sur-Voueize
Coat of arms of Chambon-sur-Voueize
Coat of arms
Chambon-sur-Voueize is located in France
Chambon-sur-Voueize
Chambon-sur-Voueize
Coordinates: 46°11′24″N 2°25′33″E / 46.19°N 2.4258°E / 46.19; 2.4258Coordinates: 46°11′24″N 2°25′33″E / 46.19°N 2.4258°E / 46.19; 2.4258
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Chambon-sur-Voueize
Intercommunality Évaux-les-Bains Chambons-sur-Voueize
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Cécile Creuzon
Area1 33.58 km2 (12.97 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,014
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23045 /23170
Elevation 320–510 m (1,050–1,670 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.

Chambon-sur-Voueize is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising a small town and several hamlets, situated at the confluence of the rivers Voueize and Tardes, some 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Montlucon near the junction of the D915, D917 and the D993 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,276 —    
1968 1,367 +7.1%
1975 1,206 −11.8%
1982 1,288 +6.8%
1990 1,105 −14.2%
1999 1,012 −8.4%
2008 1,014 +0.2%
The church of Sainte-Valérie

Sights[edit]

  • The abbey church of St. Valerie, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The château de Marsat.
  • The ruined castle at Barbe-Bleu.
  • A medieval bridge over the Voueize.

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