Thouron

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Thouron
Commune
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Thouron
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
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Thouron
Coordinates: 45°59′59″N1°13′12″E / 45.9997°N 1.22000°E / 45.9997; 1.22000 Coordinates: 45°59′59″N1°13′12″E / 45.9997°N 1.22000°E / 45.9997; 1.22000
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Bellac
Canton Bellac
Intercommunality Aurence et Glane Développement
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Jean-Jacques Gendillou
Area1 13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 476
  Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87197 /87140
Elevation 287–430 m (942–1,411 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.

Thouron (Occitan : Toron) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

Occitan language Romance language

Occitan, also known as lenga d'òc by its native speakers, is a Romance language. It is spoken in southern France, Italy's Occitan Valleys, Monaco, and Spain's Val d'Aran; collectively, these regions are sometimes referred to as Occitania. Occitan is also spoken in the linguistic enclave of Guardia Piemontese. However, there is controversy about the unity of the language, as some think that Occitan is a macrolanguage. Others include Catalan in this family, as the distance between this language and some Occitan dialects is similar to the distance among different Occitan dialects. In fact, Catalan was considered an Occitan dialect until the end of the 19th century.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany or comuni in Italy. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Haute-Vienne Department of France

Haute-Vienne is a French department named after the river Vienne. It is one of the 12 departments that together constitute the French region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The neighbouring departments are: Creuse, Corrèze, Dordogne, Charente, Vienne and Indre.

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