Pionnat

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Pionnat
Location of Pionnat
Pionnat is located in France
Pionnat
Pionnat
Pionnat is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Pionnat
Pionnat
Coordinates: 46°10′19″N 2°01′34″E / 46.1719°N 2.0261°E / 46.1719; 2.0261Coordinates: 46°10′19″N 2°01′34″E / 46.1719°N 2.0261°E / 46.1719; 2.0261
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCreuse
ArrondissementGuéret
CantonGouzon
IntercommunalityCC Creuse Confluence
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Pruchon
Area
1
41.77 km2 (16.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
783
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
23154 /23140
Elevation320–573 m (1,050–1,880 ft)
(avg. 520 m or 1,710 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pionnat is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of the Creuse River, some 8 miles (13 km) east of Guéret, at the junction of the D4, D65 and the D16.

History[edit]

During the French Revolution of 1848, some villagers were killed attempting to seek the release of their friends, imprisoned for tax evasion.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962733—    
1968847+15.6%
1975741−12.5%
1982726−2.0%
1990682−6.1%
1999744+9.1%
2008758+1.9%

Sights[edit]

  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • Dolmen and menhir at the hamlet of Ménardeix.
  • Two châteaux, at Ternes and at Bosgenêt.
  • The viaduct over the Creuse.
  • The ancient abbey des Terne.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ French Wikipedia article on the subject of the revolt of Ajain

External links[edit]