Felletin

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Felletin
The town hall of Felletin
The town hall of Felletin
Coat of arms of Felletin
Coat of arms
Location of Felletin
Felletin is located in France
Felletin
Felletin
Felletin is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCreuse
ArrondissementAubusson
CantonFelletin
IntercommunalityCC Creuse Grand Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Renée Nicoux[1]
Area
1
13.74 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,554
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
23079 /23500
Elevation459–685 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.

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

Historically, the term Aubusson tapestry often covers the similar products made in the nearby town of Felletin, 8 kilometres away, whose products are often treated as "Aubusson". The industry had probably developed since soon after 1300 in looms in family workshops,[3] perhaps already run by the Flemings that are noted in documents from the 16th century.

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
YearPop.±%
19622,161—    
19682,278+5.4%
19752,291+0.6%
19822,196−4.1%
19901,985−9.6%
19991,892−4.7%
20081,866−1.4%

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:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Osborne, Harold (ed), The Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts, p. 761, 1975, OUP, ISBN 0198661134