Fireworks light up the village at its annual fete
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Jean-Pierre Chaumette|
|20.86 km2 (8.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||12/km2 (31/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||73–105 m (240–344 ft) |
(avg. 177 m or 581 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Siorac-de-Ribérac is a commune in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.
The commune of Siorac-de-Ribérac lies in the forest of the Double, in the west of the Dordogne department. It is bounded on its south side for about 4 km by the Rizonne stream, which separates it from the neighbouring communes of Saint-André-de-Double and Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac.
The soil is composed in part of Eocene and Oligocene sands, clays and gravels,and in part of chalk of the Campanian period.
The commune's lowest point, at 73 m, is to the south-west where the Rizonne leaves the commune for Vanxains and La Jemaye. The highest point, at 195 m, is to the north-east, at The Temple, at the boundary with Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac.
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