Montsauche-les-Settons

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Montsauche-les-Settons
A general view of Montsauche-les-Settons
A general view of Montsauche-les-Settons
Coat of arms of Montsauche-les-Settons
Coat of arms
Location of Montsauche-les-Settons
Montsauche-les-Settons is located in France
Montsauche-les-Settons
Montsauche-les-Settons
Montsauche-les-Settons is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Montsauche-les-Settons
Montsauche-les-Settons
Coordinates: 47°12′56″N 4°01′36″E / 47.2156°N 4.0267°E / 47.2156; 4.0267Coordinates: 47°12′56″N 4°01′36″E / 47.2156°N 4.0267°E / 47.2156; 4.0267
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentNièvre
ArrondissementChâteau-Chinon (Ville)
CantonChâteau-Chinon
IntercommunalityLes Grands Lacs du Morvan
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Lionel Thenault
Area
1
44.30 km2 (17.10 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
610
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
58180 /58230
Elevation467–701 m (1,532–2,300 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.

Montsauche-les-Settons is a commune in the Nièvre department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in central France. Administrative seat of the canton in northeastern Nièvre, Montsauche-les Settons is completely rural, the commune composed of a settlement, half of Lac des Settons (lake), and a few dispersed hamlets.

Geography[edit]

Carte de la Nièvre.svg

The commune of Montsauche-les Settons is centrally located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the Morvan mountainous massif, at the heart of the protected natural area of the Parc naturel régional du Morvan.

The settlement, located 3 km from the lake, contains all the businesses and essential services of the area. The lake area's economy is organized around tourism, while the principal economic activity of the surrounding hamlets is raising cattle and Christmas tree farming.

The associated historical place names of the area are:

  • Abattis ou Les Habattées
  • Argoulois ou Argoulais (1512)
  • les Avonnières or Les Avoignières
  • Bois-Bouché
  • Bois Grands Champs
  • le Bois l'Abbesse
  • Bonnin or Bonin
  • Bouquin (destroyed mill)
  • la Brosse
  • Champ du Pont
  • Champgazon or Champ-Gazon
  • les Champigneux
  • la Croix des Chazelles
  • Creux de Fonteny or Crots de Fonteny
  • le Détrapis (les Détrapés) ou les Trapis
  • la Faye or la Faix (1618)
  • les Branlasses
  • Gadreys
  • les Grands-Bois
  • le Gué
  • la Guette or la Gaitte (1407)
  • l'Huis Gaumont
  • l'Huis Grillot (hameau détruit)
  • Mallerin
  • Montélesme
  • Montgirault
  • Moulin de Nataloup(x)
  • Nataloup(x) or Nathaloup (1605)
  • Outre Cure or Oultre-Cure (1607)
  • Palmarou(x) or Pallemarou (1638)
  • Pré Gaumont
  • Roche
  • Rue de la Garenne (ruisseau)
  • la Verrerie

Bordering Communes[edit]

Rose des vents Brassy Dun-les-Places Rose des vents
Ouroux-en-Morvan N Gouloux
W    Montsauche-les-Settons    E
S
Planchez Moux-en-Morvan

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