Crocq

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Crocq
The Chapel of the Visitation, in Crocq
The Chapel of the Visitation, in Crocq
Coat of arms of Crocq
Coat of arms
Location of Crocq
Crocq is located in France
Crocq
Crocq
Crocq is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Crocq
Crocq
Coordinates: 45°52′09″N 2°22′05″E / 45.8692°N 2.3681°E / 45.8692; 2.3681Coordinates: 45°52′09″N 2°22′05″E / 45.8692°N 2.3681°E / 45.8692; 2.3681
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCreuse
ArrondissementAubusson
CantonAuzances
IntercommunalityCC Chénérailles, Auzances/Bellegarde et Haut Pays Marchois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Longchambon
Area
1
14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
403
 • Density28/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
23069 /23260
Elevation640–829 m (2,100–2,720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Crocq (Occitan: Cròc) is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, streams and farming comprising the village and a couple of hamlets, some 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D10, D28 and the D996 roads.

The Chavanon (locally called la Ramade) has its source in the southeastern part of the commune, near the hamlet le Montel-Guillaume.

The river Tardes forms all of the commune's northeastern boundary.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962704—    
1968746+6.0%
1975844+13.1%
1982834−1.2%
1990674−19.2%
1999546−19.0%
2008511−6.4%

Sights[edit]

The castle
The oil-press
  • The remaining towers of a twelfth-century castle.
  • A thirteenth-century church of St. John at Montel-Guillaume.
  • The nineteenth-century church of St. Eloi.
  • The twelfth-century chapel of Notre-Dame.
  • A dolmen in the forest.
  • Several 16th- and 17th-century houses
  • A racing car museum at Mas du Clos.
  • A display of machines and tools once used in the fur factory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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