Champagnat, Creuse

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Champagnat
Champagnat is located in France
Champagnat
Champagnat
Coordinates: 46°01′10″N 2°17′03″E / 46.0194°N 2.2842°E / 46.0194; 2.2842Coordinates: 46°01′10″N 2°17′03″E / 46.0194°N 2.2842°E / 46.0194; 2.2842
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Aubusson
Intercommunality Auzances-Bellegarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Échevarne
Area1 28.82 km2 (11.13 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 428
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23048 /23190
Elevation 436–663 m (1,430–2,175 ft)
(avg. 546 m or 1,791 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.

Champagnat 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 the village and several hamlets, situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Aubusson at the junctions of the D40, D9, D19, D24 and the D993 roads.

The river Tardes flows northward through the eastern part of the commune.

The Voueize forms part of the commune's western border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 550 —    
1968 604 +9.8%
1975 494 −18.2%
1982 482 −2.4%
1990 438 −9.1%
1999 423 −3.4%
2008 428 +1.2%

Sights[edit]

  • A menhir.
  • The church of St. Martial, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The medieval castle of Champagnat.
  • The fourteenth-century castle de Peyrudette.
  • The château de Fournoux.
  • A fifteenth-century chapel at Peyrudette.

Personalities[edit]

  • François Denhaut (1877–1952), an early French aviator & engineer, was born here.

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