Biron, Dordogne

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Coordinates: 44°37′54″N0°52′23″E / 44.6317°N 0.8731°E / 44.6317; 0.8731 Coordinates: 44°37′54″N0°52′23″E / 44.6317°N 0.8731°E / 44.6317; 0.8731
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Lalinde
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Bruno Desmaison [1]
Area
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12.98 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
147
  Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24043 /24540
Elevation128–240 m (420–787 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Biron is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.

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Geography

Biron lies between the Dropt and Lède rivers between the towns of Monpazier, Villeréal and Villefranche-du-Périgord.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1864555    
1962122−78.0%
1968123+0.8%
1975121−1.6%
1982120−0.8%
1990132+10.0%
1999140+6.1%
2008183+30.7%

Sights

Biron is dominated by the Château de Biron, which overlooks the village and was a bastion in medieval times. Today the château is a tourist hotspot in the summer months.

See also

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References

  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.