Le Compas

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Le Compas
Commune
Le Compas is located in France
Le Compas
Le Compas
Coordinates: 45°59′48″N 2°27′46″E / 45.9967°N 2.4628°E / 45.9967; 2.4628Coordinates: 45°59′48″N 2°27′46″E / 45.9967°N 2.4628°E / 45.9967; 2.4628
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Auzances
Intercommunality Auzances-Bellegarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denise Lavaud
Area1 16.54 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 218
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23066 /23700
Elevation 546–688 m (1,791–2,257 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising a small village and several hamlets, situated in the valley of the river Jarasse, some 15 miles (24 km) east of Aubusson, near the junction of the D25, D276 and the D996 roads and also on the D998.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 312 —    
1968 332 +6.4%
1975 270 −18.7%
1982 235 −13.0%
1990 216 −8.1%
1999 197 −8.8%
2008 218 +10.7%

Sights[edit]

  • The twelfth-century church.
  • A dolmen, the "Pierres Folles" near Marcillat-la-Farge.
  • The château de Lavaud-Chaussade.
  • The ruins of the château de Lavaud-Blanche.
  • A modern chapel at Le Thiel.

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