Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche

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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche is located in France
Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche
Coordinates: 45°30′55″N 1°12′15″E / 45.5153°N 1.2042°E / 45.5153; 1.2042Coordinates: 45°30′55″N 1°12′15″E / 45.5153°N 1.2042°E / 45.5153; 1.2042
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementLimoges
CantonSaint-Yrieix-la-Perche
IntercommunalityPays de Saint-Yrieix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Boisserie
Area
1
100.98 km2 (38.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,216
 • Density71/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
87187 /87500
Elevation283–498 m (928–1,634 ft)
(avg. 369 m or 1,211 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (Limousin: Sent Iriès) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

It is significant as the first place where kaolin was found in France, a discovery of great importance to French porcelain manufacturers.

Its name refers to Saint Yrieix (Aredius). Inhabitants are known as Arédiens.

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