Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac

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Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac
The church in Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac
The church in Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac
Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac is located in France
Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac
Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac
Coordinates: 46°08′56″N 1°30′47″E / 46.1489°N 1.5131°E / 46.1489; 1.5131Coordinates: 46°08′56″N 1°30′47″E / 46.1489°N 1.5131°E / 46.1489; 1.5131
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Le Grand-Bourg
Area1 27.33 km2 (10.55 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 813
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23231 /23290
Elevation 315–431 m (1,033–1,414 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 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.

Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac is a former commune in the Creuse department in central France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Fursac.[1]

The Château de Chabannes was an orphanage in the village of Chabannes (part of today's Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac) in Vichy France where about 400 Jewish refugee children were saved from the Holocaust by the efforts of its director, Félix Chevrier and other teachers.

Geography[edit]

The river Semme forms part of the commune's northeastern border, flows west through the commune, then forms part of the commune's northwestern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 980 —    
1968 1,019 +4.0%
1975 872 −14.4%
1982 887 +1.7%
1990 805 −9.2%
1999 787 −2.2%
2008 813 +3.3%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 29 September 2016 (in French)