Lalinde

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Lalinde
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Lalinde and the Dordogne River
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Lalinde
Coordinates: 44°50′16″N0°44′20″E / 44.8378°N 0.7389°E / 44.8378; 0.7389 Coordinates: 44°50′16″N0°44′20″E / 44.8378°N 0.7389°E / 44.8378; 0.7389
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Lalinde
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Jérôme Boullet
Area
1
27.7 km2 (10.7 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
2,781
  Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24223 /24150
Elevation25–194 m (82–636 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lalinde (French pronunciation:  [lalɛ̃d] ; Occitan : La Linda) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It lies on the Dordogne River and was enclosed within fortified walls of which little remains today.

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History

In its past, it was a strategically important military site being the first "English bastide town"; it suffered various sieges during the Hundred Years' War and again in 1562 and 1572 during the Wars of Religion.

The train station was built in 1877 and the bridge over the Dordogne River in 1880, though there are signs of earlier crossings including a ford going back to Roman times.

In 1944 the local Resistance paid a heavy price when on 21 June many of Lalinde's sons perished in the Mouleydier massacre.

On 11 July 1964, during the 19th stage of the Tour de France, the worst accident in the history of the Tour took place. A tanker driven by a gendarme ran into spectators at a narrow bridge crossing the Lalinde canal at Port-de-Couze. Nine people died and another 13 were injured. [2] A stone marker commemorates the event.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,150    
19683,291+4.5%
19753,070−6.7%
19822,949−3.9%
19903,029+2.7%
19992,989−1.3%
20082,967−0.7%

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. "8 Die as Gas Truck Slams into Bike Fans". Chicago Tribune . 12 July 1964. p. 22. (The casualty figures in this early report were provisional.)