Flayat

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Flayat
Commune
The parish church of Saint-Martin, in Flayat
The parish church of Saint-Martin, in Flayat
Flayat is located in France
Flayat
Flayat
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Flayat is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Flayat
Flayat
Coordinates: 45°46′39″N 2°22′59″E / 45.7775°N 2.3831°E / 45.7775; 2.3831Coordinates: 45°46′39″N 2°22′59″E / 45.7775°N 2.3831°E / 45.7775; 2.3831
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Auzances
Intercommunality CC Chénérailles, Auzances/Bellegarde et Haut Pays Marchois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Fouriaux
Area1 43.53 km2 (16.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 339
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 23081 /23260
Elevation 735–827 m (2,411–2,713 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.

Flayat 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 the village and several hamlets situated in the upper valley of the river Méouzette some 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Aubusson, at the junction of the D21, D30 and the D996 roads. The commune has an eastern border with the department of Allier and is within the national park of the Millevaches (not 1000 cows, but lakes).

The Chavanon (locally called la Ramade) forms most of the commune's eastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962622—    
1968533−14.3%
1975489−8.3%
1982447−8.6%
1990364−18.6%
1999380+4.4%
2008339−10.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The sixteenth-century church of St. Martin.
  • The chapel of Salesses, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The chapel of St. Clair, from the eighteenth century.
  • A chateau.

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