Villars, Dordogne

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The ruins of Boschaud abbey in Villars
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Villars, Dordogne
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Villars
Coordinates: 45°25′17″N0°45′21″E / 45.4214°N 0.7558°E / 45.4214; 0.7558 Coordinates: 45°25′17″N0°45′21″E / 45.4214°N 0.7558°E / 45.4214; 0.7558
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Brantôme en Périgord
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Jean-Pierre Grolhier
Area
1
27.67 km2 (10.68 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
458
  Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24582 /24530
Elevation125–240 m (410–787 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Villars is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Nearby towns include Brantôme and Nontron.

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Villars' attractions include the Château de Puyguilhem, [2] Grotte de Villars and the Abbaye de Boschaud.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,633    
18001,473−9.8%
18061,310−11.1%
18211,573+20.1%
18311,710+8.7%
18361,735+1.5%
18411,623−6.5%
18461,742+7.3%
18511,772+1.7%
18561,787+0.8%
18611,722−3.6%
18661,723+0.1%
18721,669−3.1%
18761,727+3.5%
18811,684−2.5%
18861,623−3.6%
18911,530−5.7%
YearPop.±%
18961,507−1.5%
19011,438−4.6%
19061,343−6.6%
19111,235−8.0%
19211,071−13.3%
19261,030−3.8%
19311,013−1.7%
19361,039+2.6%
1946930−10.5%
1954792−14.8%
1962802+1.3%
1968735−8.4%
1975647−12.0%
1982586−9.4%
1990568−3.1%
1999526−7.4%
2008479−8.9%

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. Base Mérimée : Castle of Puyguilhem (reference PA00083065) , Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)