Lessac

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Lessac
The church in Lessac
The church in Lessac
Location of Lessac
Lessac is located in France
Lessac
Lessac
Lessac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lessac
Lessac
Coordinates: 46°04′09″N 0°40′36″E / 46.0692°N 0.6767°E / 46.0692; 0.6767Coordinates: 46°04′09″N 0°40′36″E / 46.0692°N 0.6767°E / 46.0692; 0.6767
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementConfolens
CantonCharente-Vienne
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Éric Pinaud[1]
Area
1
34.14 km2 (13.18 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
525
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
16181 /16500
Elevation122–232 m (400–761 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lessac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. About three kilometers north of the town center is the Domaine de Boisbuchet with the Château de Boisbuchet, built in 1865 on a hill above the Vienne. The castle and the approximately 150 hectare estate were bought in 1989 by the German art collector Alexander von Vegesack, curator and director of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, to use it during the summer months for workshops for artists, designers, architects and students.[citation needed]

The Vienne forms most of the commune's eastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793976—    
1800759−22.2%
1806773+1.8%
1821817+5.7%
1831890+8.9%
1841888−0.2%
1846948+6.8%
1851899−5.2%
1856932+3.7%
1861938+0.6%
1866937−0.1%
1872985+5.1%
1876939−4.7%
1881930−1.0%
1886957+2.9%
1891979+2.3%
1896984+0.5%
YearPop.±%
19011,027+4.4%
19061,012−1.5%
19111,044+3.2%
1921988−5.4%
1926881−10.8%
1931773−12.3%
1936753−2.6%
1946766+1.7%
1954757−1.2%
1962657−13.2%
1968648−1.4%
1975591−8.8%
1982587−0.7%
1990586−0.2%
1999531−9.4%
2008588+10.7%

Domaine de Boisbuchet[edit]

In the Boisbuchet Architectural Park there are a number of experimental buildings, including:[citation needed]

  • The Japanese guest house / La maison d’hôtes japonaise (built in Japan in 1860 and newly assembled in Boisbuchet)
  • The paper pavilion / Le pavillon de papier (Shigeru Ban, Japan)
  • The dome made of bamboo and fiberglass / Le dôme en bambou et en fiber de verre (Jörg Schlaich)
  • The Manege / Le Manège (Markus Heinsdorff)
  • The log cabin / La cabane (Brückner & Brückner Architects
  • The Bamboo House and the Conference Pavilion (Simón Vélez, Colombia)
  • The pyramid / La Pyramide (Brückner & Brückner)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.