Felletin

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Felletin
The town hall of Felletin
The town hall of Felletin
Coat of arms of Felletin
Coat of arms
Felletin is located in France
Felletin
Felletin
Coordinates: 45°53′04″N 2°10′25″E / 45.8844°N 2.1736°E / 45.8844; 2.1736Coordinates: 45°53′04″N 2°10′25″E / 45.8844°N 2.1736°E / 45.8844; 2.1736
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Felletin
Intercommunality Aubusson-Felletin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Renée Nicoux
Area1 13.74 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,866
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23079 /23500
Elevation 459–685 m (1,506–2,247 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.

Felletin is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising a small town and several villages and hamlets situated by the banks of the Creuse River just 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Aubusson at the junction of the D10, D19, D23 and the D982 roads. The commune is served by a TER railway and is within the national park of the Millevaches (not 1000 cows, but lakes).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,161 —    
1968 2,278 +5.4%
1975 2,291 +0.6%
1982 2,196 −4.1%
1990 1,985 −9.6%
1999 1,892 −4.7%
2008 1,866 −1.4%

Sights[edit]

  • The twelfth-century church.
  • Three chapels from the fifteenth century.
  • The church of Notre-Dame, from the fifteenth century.
  • Two dolmens.
  • A thirteenth-century castle and later ramparts
  • The present and previous mairies, both dating from the eighteenth century.
  • Several ancient houses.
  • A medieval bridge over the Creuse.
  • A thirteenth-century octagonal monument in the cemetery.

Personalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Felletin is twinned with:

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