Saint-Mesmin, Dordogne

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Saint-Mesmin, Dordogne
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Saint-Mesmin
Coordinates: 45°21′11″N1°12′22″E / 45.3531°N 1.2061°E / 45.3531; 1.2061 Coordinates: 45°21′11″N1°12′22″E / 45.3531°N 1.2061°E / 45.3531; 1.2061
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Isle-Loue-Auvézère
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Guy Bouchaud [1]
Area
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29.58 km2 (11.42 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
322
  Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24464 /24270
Elevation182–415 m (597–1,362 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Mesmin is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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Geography

The commune is located in the north-east corner of the Dordogne department, on a hill above the river Auvézère. The village is located 42 km (26 mi) north-east of Périgueux. The area consists of forests and farmland.

History

From the creation of the departments in 1790 Saint-Mesmin was first included in the Corrèze department. Three years later in 1793 it joined the Dordogne department.

Population

The largest population that the census recorded was 1,168 in 1886. Since World War I, the population has gradually been declining.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 1,033    
1800 961−7.0%
1806 864−10.1%
1821 1,102+27.5%
1831 1,007−8.6%
1836 1,054+4.7%
1841 1,098+4.2%
1846 1,122+2.2%
1851 1,159+3.3%
1856 1,080−6.8%
1861 1,140+5.6%
1866 1,143+0.3%
1872 1,075−5.9%
1876 1,082+0.7%
1881 1,088+0.6%
1886 1,168+7.4%
1891 1,107−5.2%
YearPop.±%
1896 1,122+1.4%
1901 1,106−1.4%
1906 1,124+1.6%
1911 1,115−0.8%
1921 951−14.7%
1926 889−6.5%
1931 808−9.1%
1936 792−2.0%
1946 708−10.6%
1954 633−10.6%
1962 461−27.2%
1968 534+15.8%
1975 455−14.8%
1982 393−13.6%
1990 324−17.6%
1999 284−12.3%
2008 270−4.9%

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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.