Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche

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Location
45°30'55"N
001°12'15"E
Country
 France
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Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.t‿iʁjɛ la pɛʁʃ]; Limousin: Sent Iriès) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France. It is significant as the first place where kaolin was found in France, a discovery of great importance to French porcelain manufacturers. Its name refers to Saint Yrieix (Aredius). Inhabitants are known as Arédiens.
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