Payzac, Dordogne

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Payzac, Dordogne
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Coordinates: 45°24′06″N1°13′07″E / 45.4017°N 1.2186°E / 45.4017; 1.2186 Coordinates: 45°24′06″N1°13′07″E / 45.4017°N 1.2186°E / 45.4017; 1.2186
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Isle-Loue-Auvézère
  Mayor (20202026) Jean-Michel Lamassiaude
47.72 km2 (18.42 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
  Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2432 /24270
Elevation236–374 m (774–1,227 ft)
(avg. 334 m or 1,096 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Payzac (French pronunciation:  [pɛzak] ; Occitan : Paisac de la Noalha) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.



Historical population
1853 2,417    
1962 1,308−45.9%
1968 1,407+7.6%
1975 1,308−7.0%
1982 1,205−7.9%
1990 1,106−8.2%
1999 1,041−5.9%
2008 1,064+2.2%


The commune was written as Peisac, Peyzac, Paysac and since the late-19th century: Payzac. The official name Payzac replaced the older name Payzac-de-Lanouaille in 1961.

During the French Revolution on Friday 23 August 1793, the communes of Boisseuilh, Coubjours, Génis, Payzac, Saint-Cyr-les-Champagnes, Saint Mesmin, Salagnac, Savignac, Saint-Trié (Sainte-Trie) and Teillots were detached from the Corrèze department, and reunited to the Dordogne department.

The commune is well known for its Rugby team "l'USPS" (lit. Payzac-Savignac Sporting Union), champion of France 3 in 2000 and in the Périgord-Agenais "regional honor promotion league" in 2007/2008.


A partial list of lords and mayors of Payzac:


Payzac was the birthplace of:

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