Oradour-sur-Vayres

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Oradour-sur-Vayres
Commune
Oradour-sur-Vayres is located in France
Oradour-sur-Vayres
Oradour-sur-Vayres
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Oradour-sur-Vayres is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Oradour-sur-Vayres
Oradour-sur-Vayres
Coordinates: 45°44′00″N 0°52′04″E / 45.7333°N 0.8678°E / 45.7333; 0.8678Coordinates: 45°44′00″N 0°52′04″E / 45.7333°N 0.8678°E / 45.7333; 0.8678
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementRochechouart
CantonRochechouart
IntercommunalityBandiat Tardoire Avenir
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guy Ratinaud
Area139.09 km2 (15.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)21,558
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code87111 /87150
Elevation246–370 m (807–1,214 ft)
Websitehttp://www.oradour-sur-vayres.fr
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.

Oradour-sur-Vayres (Occitan: Orador (de Vairas)) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

History[edit]

The Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre[edit]

The Oradour-sur-Glane massacre occurred based on erroneous intelligence indicating that villagers were holding a German SS officer, who was being held in Oradour-sur-Vayres.[1]

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