Rancon

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Rancon
The church in Rancon
The church in Rancon
Coat of arms of Rancon
Coat of arms
Location of Rancon
Rancon is located in France
Rancon
Rancon
Rancon is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Rancon
Rancon
Coordinates: 46°07′54″N 1°11′02″E / 46.1317°N 1.1839°E / 46.1317; 1.1839Coordinates: 46°07′54″N 1°11′02″E / 46.1317°N 1.1839°E / 46.1317; 1.1839
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementBellac
CantonChâteauponsac
IntercommunalityGartempe - Saint Pardoux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Renée Penichou
Area
1
33.31 km2 (12.86 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
556
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
87121 /87290
Elevation185–337 m (607–1,106 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.

Rancon (Occitan: Rancom) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

Geography[edit]

The river Semme forms the commune's northern border.

The river Gartempe forms part of the commune's eastern border, flows westward through the middle of the commune, then forms part of the commune's western border.

Inhabitants are known as Ranconniers.

Outside the village is a small chapel which has been painted by English artists Fred Yates and Geoff Bunn.

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