Objat

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Objat
The church in Objat
The church in Objat
Coat of arms of Objat
Coat of arms
Location of Objat
Objat is located in France
Objat
Objat
Objat is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Objat
Objat
Coordinates: 45°15′50″N 1°24′33″E / 45.2639°N 1.4092°E / 45.2639; 1.4092Coordinates: 45°15′50″N 1°24′33″E / 45.2639°N 1.4092°E / 45.2639; 1.4092
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementBrive-la-Gaillarde
CantonL'Yssandonnais
IntercommunalityBassin d'Objat
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe Vidau
Area
1
9.57 km2 (3.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,746
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19153 /19130
Elevation109–244 m (358–801 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Objat (Limousin: Ajac) is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The inhabitants are called Objatois and Objatoises.

Geography[edit]

Fifteen kilometres north-west of Brive-la-Gaillarde, the municipality of Objat is located in the valley of the La Loyre which crosses the town centre. The municipality is limited to the southwest by the Loyre and the Roseix rivers, and to the west by Mayne stream.

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,455—    
19682,701+10.0%
19753,077+13.9%
19823,211+4.4%
19903,163−1.5%
19993,368+6.5%
20083,615+7.3%

Places and Monuments[edit]

  • St. Bartholomew's Church from 15th century with its steeple redone in the 19th century.

Notable people[edit]

  • Gérard Brutus, writer born in Objat in 1959.
  • Eugène Freyssinet (1879-1962), a French engineer who invented prestressed concrete, was born in Objat.
  • Max Mamers, racing driver twice champion of France de Rallycross, organizer of the Andros Trophy and the Paris–Corrèze road bicycle race.
  • Pierre Bessot (1935-), a former rugby union player, was born in Objat.
  • Frédéric Desnoyer (1955-), a former rugby union player, was born in Objat.

Local life[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Marie-Cournil nursery school
  • Michel-Sirie elementary school
  • Eugène-Freyssinet public college

The college is one of the sites where the media were present in September 2011, when sixth grade classes were not open because of the back-to-school strikes.

Events[edit]

The Objat Association organises many cultural events such as outdoor concerts or other gatherings around a specific theme.

Sports[edit]

L'US Objat, a rugby club representing the city, plays at Stade Léon-Féral. L'USO is currently playing in the Honneur division. The club maintains a strong rivalry with the Pompadour.

Objat has a handball club: the Handball Club Objat Corrèze whose senior men's team is currently playing in [evasive] in National 3. The club was founded in 1975 and now has nearly 250 members.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Google was invoked but never defined (see the help page).