Chaumeil

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Chaumeil
The town hall and the church in Chaumeil
The town hall and the church in Chaumeil
Coat of arms of Chaumeil
Coat of arms
Location of Chaumeil
Chaumeil is located in France
Chaumeil
Chaumeil
Chaumeil is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Chaumeil
Chaumeil
Coordinates: 45°27′25″N 1°52′57″E / 45.4569°N 1.8825°E / 45.4569; 1.8825Coordinates: 45°27′25″N 1°52′57″E / 45.4569°N 1.8825°E / 45.4569; 1.8825
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementUssel
CantonÉgletons
IntercommunalityLes Monédières
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Pierre Kuttig
Area
1
31.7 km2 (12.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
158
 • Density5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19051 /19390
Elevation524–911 m (1,719–2,989 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chaumeil (Chaumelh in occitan) is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Chaumeil is located 22 km northeast of Tulle, 15 km north-west of Egletons and 10 km southeast of Treignac, in the heart of the Massif des Monédières.

The municipality is part of the territory of the Parc naturel régional de Millevaches en Limousin (Regional Natural Park of the Millevaches) in the Limousin. It is watered by the Corrèze, the Corrèze de Pradines, the Douyge and a stream from the pond (mother branch of the Vimbelle).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962236—    
1968325+37.7%
1975270−16.9%
1982218−19.3%
1990188−13.8%
1999192+2.1%
2008161−16.1%

Places and monuments[edit]

  • The Croix de Chaumeil, a 16th century stone cross in the village of Chaumeil.
  • Church, a 15th century church with a covered 16th century porch, inside a wood polychrome naive pieta, Madonna and child and reliquary.
  • Maison des Monédières, gourmet food and handicrafts.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jean-Baptiste Billot (1828-1907), born in the village of Chastagnol, general of the French Army, was a member of the National Assembly (1871-1875), an unmovable senator and three times Minister of War (1882-1883 and 1896-1898).
  • Jean Ségurel, accordionist.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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