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

Soumans
Coat of arms of Soumans
Location of Soumans
Soumans is located in France
Soumans
Soumans
Soumans is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Soumans
Soumans
Coordinates: 46°18′07″N 2°18′27″E / 46.3019°N 2.3075°E / 46.3019; 2.3075Coordinates: 46°18′07″N 2°18′27″E / 46.3019°N 2.3075°E / 46.3019; 2.3075
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCreuse
ArrondissementAubusson
CantonBoussac
IntercommunalityCC Creuse Confluence
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Claude Parniere[1]
Area
1
36.68 km2 (14.16 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
590
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
23174 /23600
Elevation375–497 m (1,230–1,631 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

An area of lakes, quarries and farming, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Petite Creuse river some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D917, D7 and the D64a roads. The commune shares a border with the Allier département.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962825—    
1968869+5.3%
1975739−15.0%
1982612−17.2%
1990540−11.8%
1999544+0.7%
2008580+6.6%

SightsEdit

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The Château de Bellefaye.
  • The thirteenth-century church at Bellefaye.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.