La Coquille

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La Coquille
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La Coquille
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La Coquille
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La Coquille
Coordinates: 45°32′36″N0°58′38″E / 45.5433°N 0.9772°E / 45.5433; 0.9772 Coordinates: 45°32′36″N0°58′38″E / 45.5433°N 0.9772°E / 45.5433; 0.9772
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Thiviers
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Michèle Faure
Area
1
22.37 km2 (8.64 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
1,300
  Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24133 /24450
Elevation259–432 m (850–1,417 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Coquille (French pronunciation:  [la kɔkij] ; Occitan : La Coquilha) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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La Coquille is located in the Périgord in a heavily wooded area with meadows surrounding the peaceful little village. It is near the town of Nontron between Limoges and Périgueux.

La Coquille was on one of the five routes leading to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and it was in this parish that pilgrims were given a coquille Saint-Jacques, a scallop shell symbolic of the Way of St. James, the celebrated pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. From this fact came the name of the village of La Coquille.

The church in La Coquille was on the route of Richard the Lionheart, was reinaugurated by him and welcomed him during his journey.

As a community, the name of La Coquille only appeared officially in 1856, replacing the name of Sainte-Marie-de-Frugie.

Geography

The Côle flows south through the northwestern part of the commune.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793930    
1800904−2.8%
1806923+2.1%
18211,109+20.2%
18311,081−2.5%
18361,108+2.5%
18411,141+3.0%
18461,200+5.2%
18511,141−4.9%
18561,102−3.4%
18611,142+3.6%
18661,111−2.7%
1872997−10.3%
18761,122+12.5%
18811,251+11.5%
18861,366+9.2%
18911,421+4.0%
YearPop.±%
18961,524+7.2%
19011,617+6.1%
19061,793+10.9%
19111,691−5.7%
19211,585−6.3%
19261,550−2.2%
19311,574+1.5%
19361,559−1.0%
19461,544−1.0%
19541,539−0.3%
19621,531−0.5%
19681,556+1.6%
19751,692+8.7%
19821,575−6.9%
19901,515−3.8%
19991,487−1.8%
20081,377−7.4%

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.