The war memorial and the church of Saint-Sylvain, in Ahun
|Coordinates: 46°05′14″N 2°02′45″E / 46.0872°N 2.0458°ECoordinates: 46°05′14″N 2°02′45″E / 46.0872°N 2.0458°E|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Patrick Pacaud|
|Area1||33.74 km2 (13.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||23001 / 23150|
331–564 m (1,086–1,850 ft) |
(avg. 449 m or 1,473 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.
A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Creuse River, some 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Guéret, at the junction of the D942, D13 and the D18. It was the Roman site of Acitodunum, an important town on the route between Limoges and Clermont-Ferrand.
- The viaduct carrying the railway 57m over the river, built by Lloyds and Nordling in 1864.
- The church of St.Sylvain, dating from the twelfth century.
- Three fifteenth century chateaux.
- Ahun on the Quid website (French)
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