Le Grand-Bourg

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Le Grand-Bourg
The village of Grand-Bourg seen from the village of Ardannes, the Gartempe river is in the foreground
The village of Grand-Bourg seen from the village of Ardannes, the Gartempe river is in the foreground
Coat of arms of Le Grand-Bourg
Coat of arms
Le Grand-Bourg is located in France
Le Grand-Bourg
Le Grand-Bourg
Coordinates: 46°09′39″N 1°38′43″E / 46.1608°N 1.6453°E / 46.1608; 1.6453Coordinates: 46°09′39″N 1°38′43″E / 46.1608°N 1.6453°E / 46.1608; 1.6453
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Le Grand-Bourg
Intercommunality Bénévent-Grand-Bourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mireille Ricard
Area1 78.91 km2 (30.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,196
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23095 /23240
Elevation 344–497 m (1,129–1,631 ft)
(avg. 389 m or 1,276 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 Grand-Bourg is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of farming and forestry comprising the village and a few small hamlets situated some 12 miles (19 km) west of Guéret at the junction of the D4, D52 and the D912 road, the pilgrimage route known as St James's Way. The Gartempe River flows through the middle of the commune’s territory.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,672 —    
1968 1,861 +11.3%
1975 1,564 −16.0%
1982 1,369 −12.5%
1990 1,323 −3.4%
1999 1,244 −6.0%
2008 1,196 −3.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The chateau de Collonges, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The ruins of the chateau du Seigneur.
  • The eighteenth-century presbytery.
  • The thirteenth-century church.
  • A watermill.
  • An eighteenth-century chapel.

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