Roches, Creuse

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Roches
The church in Roches
The church in Roches
Roches is located in France
Roches
Roches
Coordinates: 46°17′02″N 2°00′02″E / 46.2839°N 2.0006°E / 46.2839; 2.0006Coordinates: 46°17′02″N 2°00′02″E / 46.2839°N 2.0006°E / 46.2839; 2.0006
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Bonnat
Intercommunality Petite Creuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Sylvie Martin
Area1 25.55 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 397
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23162 /23270
Elevation 365–566 m (1,198–1,857 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Roches 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 some 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D9 and the D3 with the D14 road.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 458 —    
1968 535 +16.8%
1975 484 −9.5%
1982 463 −4.3%
1990 420 −9.3%
1999 389 −7.4%
2008 397 +2.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A fourteenth-century chapel at Chapelle-Malvalaise.
  • The nineteenth-century chapel of Notre-Dame, at Richefolle.

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