Plazac

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Plazac
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Coordinates: 45°02′09″N1°02′25″E / 45.0358°N 1.0403°E / 45.0358; 1.0403 Coordinates: 45°02′09″N1°02′25″E / 45.0358°N 1.0403°E / 45.0358; 1.0403
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Vallée de l'Homme
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Florence Gauthier [1]
Area
1
33.77 km2 (13.04 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
689
  Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24330 /24580
Elevation82–289 m (269–948 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Plazac (French pronunciation:  [plazak] ; Occitan : Plasac) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is near the village of Les Eyzies and the city of Sarlat-la-Canéda.

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The bishops of Périgueux built a fortified residence in Plazac in the 12th-13th century. Its donjon was transformed into a bell tower in the 17th century. Its chapel is now the village church. One wing of the residence has been preserved. [3]

During World War II, Plazac sheltered the residents of Bootzheim (Alsace) who were evacuated. [4]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962522    
1968424−18.8%
1975427+0.7%
1982502+17.6%
1990543+8.2%
1999578+6.4%
2008736+27.3%

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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.
  3. Base Mérimée : Château des Evêques et ancien cimetière , Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  4. Jumelage Bootzheim / Plazac