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Poil is located in France
Coordinates: 46°52′04″N 4°04′28″E / 46.8678°N 4.0744°E / 46.8678; 4.0744Coordinates: 46°52′04″N 4°04′28″E / 46.8678°N 4.0744°E / 46.8678; 4.0744
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Château-Chinon
Canton Luzy
Intercommunality Alène et la Roche
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Louis Cougny
Area1 27.02 km2 (10.43 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 189
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58211 /58170
Elevation 297–522 m (974–1,713 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.
Poil (village) - Vue nord.JPG

Poil is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.


The commune is part of the parc naturel régional du Morvan.

The river Alène has its source in the south-western part of the commune.


At the 1999 census, the population was 189. On 1 January 2005, the estimate was 158. 'Poil' is also a rarely used English name of French origin

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