Jouhet

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Jouhet
Location of Jouhet
Jouhet is located in France
Jouhet
Jouhet
Jouhet is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Jouhet
Jouhet
Coordinates: 46°29′27″N 0°50′19″E / 46.4907°N 0.8385°E / 46.4907; 0.8385Coordinates: 46°29′27″N 0°50′19″E / 46.4907°N 0.8385°E / 46.4907; 0.8385
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
ArrondissementMontmorillon
CantonMontmorillon
IntercommunalityMontmorillonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Annie Brugier-Thoreau
Area
1
25.53 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
527
 • Density21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
86117 /86500
Elevation78–153 m (256–502 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Jouhet is a commune in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of western France.

History[edit]

A 15th chapel of rest at Jouhet has 16th century historical frescoes. On the left wall of the chapel is the legend of The Three Dead Kings. The chapel was declared of historic importance in 1908. The three kings legend dates from the end of the 13th century shows three kings or riders meeting three corpses and realising the inevitability of death. This theme is repeated three times in the frescoes of Antigny church.[2]

Within the commune is the village of Rillé where the Polish underground liberation movement known as "Monika" (Polska Organizacja Walki o Niepodległość) operated. Towards the end of the war in 1944 they were very active and SOE agents landed here bringing money and supplies.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Les peintures de la Vallée des Fresques : "Les trois vifs et les trois morts" - Patrimoine et inventaire de Nouvelle-Aquitaine - site de Poitiers". inventaire.poitou-charentes.fr. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  3. ^ L'opération, montée par la 6e Section de l'état major général polonais, est documentée sous le nom de code Operation Dewsbury dans les archives militaires polonaises conservées au Royaume-Uni, à la base de RAF de Northolt.