Les Mars

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Les Mars
Commune
Les Mars is located in France
Les Mars
Les Mars
Coordinates: 45°58′56″N 2°28′46″E / 45.9822°N 2.4794°E / 45.9822; 2.4794Coordinates: 45°58′56″N 2°28′46″E / 45.9822°N 2.4794°E / 45.9822; 2.4794
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Auzances
Intercommunality CC Chénérailles, Auzances/Bellegarde et Haut Pays Marchois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Saint-André
Area1 12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 207
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23123 /23700
Elevation 513–657 m (1,683–2,156 ft)
(avg. 593 m or 1,946 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.

Les Mars 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 some 16 miles (26 km) east of Aubusson, at the junction of the D27 and the D996 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 366 —    
1968 372 +1.6%
1975 344 −7.5%
1982 295 −14.2%
1990 274 −7.1%
1999 219 −20.1%
2008 207 −5.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The thirteenth-century church.
  • A restored feudal castle.
  • The Château de Cherdon, at Chez-Redon.

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