Thauron

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Thauron
Thauron is located in France
Thauron
Thauron
Coordinates: 46°00′03″N 1°49′07″E / 46.0008°N 1.8186°E / 46.0008; 1.8186Coordinates: 46°00′03″N 1°49′07″E / 46.0008°N 1.8186°E / 46.0008; 1.8186
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Canton Ahun
Intercommunality Pays Creuse-Thaurion-Gartempe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Couffy
Area1 22.34 km2 (8.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 185
 • Density 8.3/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23253 /23250
Elevation 390–632 m (1,280–2,073 ft)
(avg. 532 m or 1,745 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.

Thauron is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.

Geography[edit]

An area of forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the Taurion river valley some 13 miles (21 km) south of Guéret, at the junction of the D10, D60 and the D43 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 162 —    
1968 225 +38.9%
1975 197 −12.4%
1982 169 −14.2%
1990 190 +12.4%
1999 189 −0.5%
2008 185 −2.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, dating from the fifteenth century.
  • The ruins of the thirteenth-century church of the abbey du Palais.
  • The chapel de Bonneville
  • The chapel in the park du Palais
  • A monument to members of the French Resistance at the crossroads of the hamlet of Combeauvert.

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