The church in Rancon
|Intercommunality||Gartempe - Saint Pardoux|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Renée Penichou|
|Area1||33.31 km2 (12.86 sq mi)|
|• Density||17/km2 (43/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||87121 /87290|
|Elevation||185–337 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.
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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