Eyrignac manor garden
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Stéphane Laurent-Secrestat|
|45.00 km2 (17.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||26/km2 (67/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||120–314 m (394–1,030 ft) |
(avg. 280 m or 920 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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