Lavaveix-les-Mines

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Lavaveix-les-Mines
Lavaveix-les-Mines is located in France
Lavaveix-les-Mines
Lavaveix-les-Mines
Coordinates: 46°04′20″N 2°05′22″E / 46.0722°N 2.0894°E / 46.0722; 2.0894Coordinates: 46°04′20″N 2°05′22″E / 46.0722°N 2.0894°E / 46.0722; 2.0894
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Gouzon
Intercommunality Chénérailles
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Brignolas
Area1 4.71 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 788
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23105 /23150
Elevation 366–500 m (1,201–1,640 ft)
(avg. 387 m or 1,270 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.

Lavaveix-les-Mines (La Vavetz in occitan) is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village situated in the valley of the river Creuse, some 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Aubusson, at the junction of the D55, D94 and the D942 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,175 —    
1968 1,043 −11.2%
1975 989 −5.2%
1982 964 −2.5%
1990 836 −13.3%
1999 858 +2.6%
2008 788 −8.2%

Sights[edit]

  • The nineteenth-century church.
  • Remnants of the nineteenth-century coalmines.

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