La Courtine

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La Courtine
La Courtine mairie-école.jpg
Coat of arms of La Courtine
Coat of arms
Location of La Courtine
La Courtine is located in France
La Courtine
La Courtine
La Courtine is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
La Courtine
La Courtine
Coordinates: 45°42′06″N 2°15′51″E / 45.7017°N 2.2642°E / 45.7017; 2.2642Coordinates: 45°42′06″N 2°15′51″E / 45.7017°N 2.2642°E / 45.7017; 2.2642
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCreuse
ArrondissementAubusson
CantonAuzances
IntercommunalityHaute-Corrèze Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Marc Michelon
Area
1
41.42 km2 (15.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
748
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
23067 /23100
Elevation714–895 m (2,343–2,936 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Courtine (Auvergnat: La Cortina) is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of lakes, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the Creuse river valley, some 18 miles (29 km) south of Aubusson, at the junction of the D25, D29 and the D992. The commune is within the natural park of Millevaches, (1000 lakes, not cows).

History[edit]

La Courtine military camp[edit]

The foundation of the camp in 1904 transformed the town: the inhabitants remained peasants during the day but became bar-keepers at night and soon there were more bars than inhabitants.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,184—    
19681,233+4.1%
19751,164−5.6%
1982986−15.3%
19901,057+7.2%
1999971−8.1%
2008874−10.0%
2012715−18.2%
2013699−2.2%

Sights[edit]

  • The thirteenth-century church.
  • A watermill in the village of Lair.
  • Eleventh-century defensive mottes at Cinq Mottes.
  • A military camp, established in 1904, housing up to 4000 soldiers, site of the 1917 mutiny by troops of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France.
  • The thirteenth-century churches at the hamlets of Saint-Denis and at Trucq.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "La Courtine 1917 : la mémoire des Hommes". Loi 1901. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

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