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The church in Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat
The church in Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat
Coat of arms of Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat
Coat of arms
Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat is located in France
Coordinates: 45°27′27″N 1°58′21″E / 45.4575°N 1.9725°E / 45.4575; 1.9725Coordinates: 45°27′27″N 1°58′21″E / 45.4575°N 1.9725°E / 45.4575; 1.9725
Country France
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Tulle
Canton Égletons
Intercommunality Ventadour
 • Mayor (2010–2014) Jacques Chirac
Area1 40.33 km2 (15.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 405
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 19249 / 19300
Elevation 534–876 m (1,752–2,874 ft)
(avg. 750 m or 2,460 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-Yrieix-le-Déjalat (Occitan: Sent Iriès) is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.


Saint Yrieix (Aredius), who died in 591, was a contemporary of Gregory of Tours. In Attanum he founded a monastery that is the source of the walled city of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche. He went to the tomb of St. Julien Brioude and brought the relics, and he went very often to pray at the tomb of St. Martin at Tours. He also built churches in honor of various saints he had gone for the relics.

Under the French Revolution, to follow a decree of the Convention, the town changed its name to Yrieix le Déjalat.



Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 509 —    
1968 512 +0.6%
1975 461 −10.0%
1982 448 −2.8%
1990 423 −5.6%
1999 392 −7.3%
2008 405 +3.3%


  • Site de Franchesse
  • Maison-Forte de Montamar
  • Cascades des Pradeleix
  • Croix sur la place (I.S.)

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