Panazol

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Panazol
Château de la Beausserie - The Town Hall
Château de la Beausserie - The Town Hall
Coat of arms of Panazol
Coat of arms
Panazol is located in France
Panazol
Panazol
Coordinates: 45°50′23″N 1°18′39″E / 45.8397°N 1.3108°E / 45.8397; 1.3108Coordinates: 45°50′23″N 1°18′39″E / 45.8397°N 1.3108°E / 45.8397; 1.3108
Country France
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Limoges
Canton Limoges-Panazol
Intercommunality Limoges Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Duret
Area1 20.05 km2 (7.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,270
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 87114 / 87350
Elevation 215–351 m (705–1,152 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.

Panazol (Occitan: Panasòu) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France.

Panazol is the third largest town in the department (by population), after Limoges and Saint-Junien. It can be considered as a commuter town.

Theo Sarapo, the singer, actor, and second husband of Édith Piaf died at Limoges on August 28, 1970 on RD 941 at the Panazol exit, direction Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat (Haute-Vienne). His car, a blue Citroen ID19, left the road at high speed and struck a tree the approximate height of Chateau de la Rue. He was removed from the wreckage and rushed to the Limoges hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries at the age of 34. He was buried in Paris at Père-Lachaise cemetery alongside Édith Piaf.

Inhabitants are known as Panazolais.

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