The church in Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat
|• Mayor (2010–2014)||Jacques Chirac|
|Area1||40.33 km2 (15.57 sq mi)|
|• Density||10/km2 (26/sq mi)|
|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 (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.
- Yves Maison (Socialist Party)
- Elected in March 2001
- Reelected in 2008
- Site de Franchesse
- Maison-Forte de Montamar
- Cascades des Pradeleix
- Croix sur la place (I.S.)
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