Gioux

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Gioux
Commune
The church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, in Gioux
The church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, in Gioux
Gioux is located in France
Gioux
Gioux
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Gioux is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Gioux
Gioux
Coordinates: 45°48′40″N 2°07′21″E / 45.8111°N 2.1225°E / 45.8111; 2.1225Coordinates: 45°48′40″N 2°07′21″E / 45.8111°N 2.1225°E / 45.8111; 2.1225
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Felletin
Intercommunality CC Creuse Grand Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mireille Grégoire
Area1 37.42 km2 (14.45 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 173
 • Density 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23091 /23500
Elevation 608–886 m (1,995–2,907 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.

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

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming, comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 10 miles (16 km) south of Aubusson, at the junction of the D35 and the D26 roads. The commune is in the national park of the Millevaches (1000 lakes, not cows).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 309 —    
1968 313 +1.3%
1975 233 −25.6%
1982 210 −9.9%
1990 214 +1.9%
1999 198 −7.5%
2008 173 −12.6%

Sights[edit]

  • The twelfth-century church.
  • A menhir known as the Pierre Point.
  • A Roman bridge on the way to Feniers.
  • Vestiges of a Roman villa at Maisonnières.

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