Jarnages

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Jarnages
The church in Jarnages
The church in Jarnages
Coat of arms of Jarnages
Coat of arms
Jarnages is located in France
Jarnages
Jarnages
Coordinates: 46°10′56″N 2°05′08″E / 46.1822°N 2.0856°E / 46.1822; 2.0856Coordinates: 46°10′56″N 2°05′08″E / 46.1822°N 2.0856°E / 46.1822; 2.0856
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Gouzon
Intercommunality Carrefour des Quatre Provinces
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Turpinat
Area1 9.17 km2 (3.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 520
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23100 /23140
Elevation 412–545 m (1,352–1,788 ft)
(avg. 460 m or 1,510 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated some 10 miles (16 km) east of Guéret, at the junction of the D65, D13 and the D990. The N145 road forms the northern border of the commune.

History[edit]

The origins of Jarnages go back a long way. During the Gallo-Roman period it was known as Agarrusacum. In the Middle Ages, its royal châtelain was Bertrand d'Armagnac, Count de la Marche, who had it fortified in 1434. In the 16th century, Jarnages had a certain importance as a Protestant stronghold, but the Governor of the Marane retook it in 1691.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 505 —    
1968 512 +1.4%
1975 473 −7.6%
1982 470 −0.6%
1990 449 −4.5%
1999 408 −9.1%
2008 520 +27.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
Town hall

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