Millevaches

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Millevaches
Coat of arms of Millevaches
Coat of arms
Location of Millevaches
Millevaches is located in France
Millevaches
Millevaches
Millevaches is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Millevaches
Millevaches
Coordinates: 45°38′32″N 2°05′46″E / 45.6422°N 2.0961°E / 45.6422; 2.0961Coordinates: 45°38′32″N 2°05′46″E / 45.6422°N 2.0961°E / 45.6422; 2.0961
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementUssel
CantonPlateau de Millevaches
IntercommunalityHaute-Corrèze Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Sylvie Prabonneau
Area
1
11.54 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
81
 • Density7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19139 /19290
Elevation800–956 m (2,625–3,136 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Millevaches (Occitan: Miuvachas) is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The commune located in the Massif Central, part of the Regional Natural Park of the Millevaches in Limousin. The village of Millevaches is distinguished by at least two characteristics. The first is that it is the highest commune of the whole Limousin, perched between 890 and 920 meters above sea level. The second is that it is located on the dividing watershed between the tributaries of the Loire and those of the Dordogne. To the north, it is Vienne which takes its source about 4 km from the village, to the south, the Vézère, the Luzège and the Triouzoune are just three to five kilometres away.

Toponymy[edit]

The commune, yet among the least populated of the area in question, gave its name to the plateau of Millevaches.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962105—    
1968113+7.6%
197586−23.9%
198279−8.1%
199076−3.8%
199982+7.9%
200891+11.0%

History[edit]

Church

In 1048, the Viscount of Aubusson ceded the locality of Millevaches to the Abbey of Uzerche. The village is mentioned in the cartulary of this abbey in 1145 and 1146 in the latinised form Millevacas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.