Bridge over the Vincou
|Intercommunality||Haut-Limousin en Marche|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Claude Peyronnet|
|24.42 km2 (9.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||175–301 m (574–988 ft) |
(avg. 245 m or 804 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Inhabitants are known as Bellachons.
Bellac lies 45 km (28 mi) northwest of Limoges at the confluence of the rivers Gartempe and Vincou, in the Department of Haute-Vienne. Poitiers is 70 km (43 mi) to the northwest, and Angoulême 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. The hills known as the Monts de Blond lie immediately to the south.
Bellac is 30 km (19 mi) west of the A20 Limoges-Orléans motorway, and lies at a crossroads where the RN145 crosses the RN147. Both these roads had been designated part of the Route Centre-Europe Atlantique (RCEA) and were thus at risk of being upgraded to motorway. However, the latest thinking is that the RCEA will be re-routed from La Souterraine south down the A20 to Limoges and then via upgraded to the N520/N141 routes to Angoulême and the west.
Anne Pierpont Morgan helped France in two world wars. For her work in Bellac see Wikipedia and the Morgan Library website.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bellac.|