Le Fleix

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Le Fleix
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The church in Le Fleix
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Location of Le Fleix
Le Fleix
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Le Fleix
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Le Fleix
Coordinates: 44°52′31″N0°14′32″E / 44.8752°N 0.2422°E / 44.8752; 0.2422 Coordinates: 44°52′31″N0°14′32″E / 44.8752°N 0.2422°E / 44.8752; 0.2422
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Pays de la Force
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Lionel Filet [1]
Area
1
18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
1,479
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24182 /24130
Elevation6–157 m (20–515 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Fleix is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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Le Fleix lies on the banks of the Dordogne River at a place where the river bends. This is likely the origin of the name "flexus".

History

Le Fleix is famous for the Treaty of Fleix, signed there in 1580.

There were once two castles in Le Fleix, the Old Castle, which was destroyed, and the New Castle built in the 17th century as a residence for Frédéric de Foix. It was sold during the French Revolution, and became a Protestant church in 1805.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,129    
19681,253+11.0%
19751,224−2.3%
19821,241+1.4%
19901,278+3.0%
19991,342+5.0%
20081,425+6.2%

Economy

The harbour is active in the timber and wine trades. The economy, once based on the river, is now primarily viticultural.

Notable people

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). 9 August 2021.
  2. "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.