Lafat

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Lafat
Lafat is located in France
Lafat
Lafat
Coordinates: 46°20′08″N 1°36′53″E / 46.3356°N 1.6147°E / 46.3356; 1.6147Coordinates: 46°20′08″N 1°36′53″E / 46.3356°N 1.6147°E / 46.3356; 1.6147
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Dun-le-Palestel
Intercommunality Pays Dunois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Chevrinais
Area1 21.28 km2 (8.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 381
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23103 /23800
Elevation 261–368 m (856–1,207 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and a few small hamlets situated some 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Guéret at the junction of the D49 and the D69 roads. The small rivers Sédelle and Brézentine, tributaries of the Creuse River, flow through the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 583 —    
1968 643 +10.3%
1975 601 −6.5%
1982 546 −9.2%
1990 458 −16.1%
1999 384 −16.2%
2008 381 −0.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The thirteenth-century chapel.
  • A watermill.

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