Royère-de-Vassivière

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Royère-de-Vassivière
Vassivière Lake
Coat of arms of Royère-de-Vassivière
Coat of arms
Location of Royère-de-Vassivière
Royère-de-Vassivière is located in France
Royère-de-Vassivière
Royère-de-Vassivière
Royère-de-Vassivière is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Royère-de-Vassivière
Royère-de-Vassivière
Coordinates: 45°50′31″N 1°54′43″E / 45.8419°N 1.9119°E / 45.8419; 1.9119Coordinates: 45°50′31″N 1°54′43″E / 45.8419°N 1.9119°E / 45.8419; 1.9119
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCreuse
ArrondissementAubusson
CantonFelletin
IntercommunalityCC Creuse Sud Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Rabeteau
Area
1
74.14 km2 (28.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
575
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
23165 /23460
Elevation540–829 m (1,772–2,720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Royère-de-Vassivière is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

A large area of forestry, farming and lakes comprising the village and several hamlets situated some 17 miles (27 km) south of Aubusson on the D3, D7, D8 and the D59 roads. The rivers Maulde and Thaurion rise within the borders of the commune.
The commune lies within the regional park of the Millevaches, an area of the 1000 sources, not cows.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962831—    
1968771−7.2%
1975744−3.5%
1982782+5.1%
1990670−14.3%
1999636−5.1%
2008566−11.0%

Sights[edit]

The Ceres fountain in 1919
  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The Ceres fountain, opposite the church.
  • The Lac de Vassiviere.
  • The Lac de Lavaud-Gelade.
  • The Modern Art Centre on the l'île de Vassivière.
  • The Sculpture Park: 30 monumental sculptures by French and oversees artists.

See also[edit]

Location of the lake of Vassivere

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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