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Périgueux


Périgueux
Périgueux town hall
Coat of arms
Location of Périgueux
Coordinates:
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementPérigueux
CantonPérigueux-1
Périgueux-2
IntercommunalityLe Grand Périgueux
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Antoine Audi[1]
Area
1
9.82 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
30,069
 • Density3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pétrocoriens
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24322 /24000
Elevation75–189 m (246–620 ft)
(avg. 106 m or 348 ft)
Websiteperigueux.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Périgueux (Occitan: Perigüers)[2] is a commune in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. It is the capital, prefecture, of the Dordogne department.

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Geography


Périgueux is in the centre of the Dordogne department, in the tourist region named as Périgord Blanc. The Isle river flows through the city.

The city is at about 68 km (42 mi) from Angoulême, 109 km (68 mi) from Limoges, 109 km (68 mi) from Agen, 109 km (68 mi) from Bordeaux and 100 km (62 mi) from Cahors.

The commune of Périgueux has an area of 9.82 km2 (3.79 sq mi) and its average altitude is 106 m (348 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 90 m (300 ft).[3]

Périgueux and its neighboring communes

Périgueux is surrounded by the communes Château-l'Évêque, Champcevinel, Trélissac, Boulazac, Notre-Dame-de-Sanilhac, Coulounieix-Chamiers, Marsac-sur-l'Isle and Chancelade.

Climate

Périgueux has an oceanic climate with template summers (Köppen climate classification: Cfb).[4]

Population


The inhabitants of Périgueux are known, in French, as Pétrocoriens (women: Pétrocoriennes).[5] Another name for the inhabitants of Périgueux is Périgourdins.

With a population of 30,069 (2014),[6] Périgueux has a population density of 3,062 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Périgueux

Périgueux forms, together with 8 other communes, the urban area of Périgueux with a population of 66,895 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 157.5 km2 (60.8 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Périgueux, formed by 55 communes with a population of 102,855 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 108.7 km2 (42.0 sq mi).[8]

Administration


Périgueux is a prefecture of the Dordogne and the capital of the arrondissement of Périgueux.

The commune is the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of two cantons

  1. Périgueux-1, formed with a part of Périgueux;[9] and
  2. Périgueux-2, formed with the remaining part of Périgueux.[10]

It is part of the intercommunality Le Grand Périgueux (French: Communauté d'agglomération Le Grand Périgueux).

Twin towns

Périgueux is twinned with:

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References


  1. "Les élus" (in French). La Ville de Périgueux. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. "Perigüers" (in French). Le nom occitan des communes du Périgord. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. "City of Périgueux" . Map-France.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. "Ville de Périgueux" . Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  5. "Périgueux (24000)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. "Unité urbaine de Périgueux (24501)" . Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  8. "Aire urbaine de Périgueux (087)" . Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  9. "Canton de Périgueux-1 (2414)" . Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  10. "Canton de Périgueux-2 (2415)" . Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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