Leyrat

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Leyrat
Leyrat is located in France
Leyrat
Leyrat
Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 2°17′36″E / 46.3628°N 2.2933°E / 46.3628; 2.2933Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 2°17′36″E / 46.3628°N 2.2933°E / 46.3628; 2.2933
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Boussac
Intercommunality Pays de Boussac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rosine Romaine
Area1 18.32 km2 (7.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 157
 • Density 8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23108 /23600
Elevation 372–456 m (1,220–1,496 ft)
(avg. 425 m or 1,394 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.

Leyrat 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 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Guéret at the junction of the D7, D67 and the D916 roads. The Petite Creuse river flows through the middle of the commune’s territory.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 297 —    
1968 304 +2.4%
1975 243 −20.1%
1982 215 −11.5%
1990 193 −10.2%
1999 175 −9.3%
2008 157 −10.3%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Désiré, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The ruins of the chateau of Motte-au-Groing.

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