Villetoureix

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The town hall in Villetoureix
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Villetoureix
Coordinates: 45°15′51″N0°21′48″E / 45.2642°N 0.3633°E / 45.2642; 0.3633 Coordinates: 45°15′51″N0°21′48″E / 45.2642°N 0.3633°E / 45.2642; 0.3633
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Ribérac
Intercommunality Périgord Ribéracois
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Patrick Lachaud [1]
Area
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16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019) [2]
921
  Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24586 /24600
Elevation56–161 m (184–528 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

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History

The oldest evidence of habitation date to Roman Gaul. The first attestation of the name is in the form Villatores. The name was formed from villa (village), and torre which meant defensive building. [3]

Development of the village started in the 1600s, when the château de la Rigale was built.

Geography

Villetoureix is situated on a hill on the right bank of the river Dronne, near Ribérac, in the Périgord blanc area. The commune consists of the village Villetoureix and the minor settlements of la Pouyade, la Borie, Mayac and la Dérame. Neighbouring communes are Ribérac and Saint-Méard-de-Drône to the south, Celles to the east, Bertric-Burée to the north and Allemans to the west.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962 649    
1968 667+2.8%
1975 728+9.1%
1982 750+3.0%
1990 779+3.9%
1999 762−2.2%
2008 877+15.1%

See also

Communes of the Dordogne department

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References

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. Tanet, Chantal; Hordé, Tristan (2000). Dictionnaire des noms de lieux du Périgord (2de éd. rev. et augm ed.). Périgueux: Fanlac. pp. 429–430. ISBN   2-86577-215-2.