The church in Jarnages
|Intercommunality||Carrefour des Quatre Provinces|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Vincent Turpinat|
|Area1||9.17 km2 (3.54 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
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.
- The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
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