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Bergerac

Bergerac overlooking Dordogne.JPG
Bergerac overlooking the Dordogne river
Coat of arms of Bergerac
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Bergerac-1 and 2
Intercommunality Bergerac Pourpre
Mayor Daniel Garrigue
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 12–146 m (39–479 ft)
(avg. 79 m/259 ft)
Land area1 56.10 km2 (21.66 sq mi)
Population2 27,764  (2014)
 - Density 495/km2 (1,280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24037/ 24100
Website www.ville-bergerac.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bergerac (Occitan: Brageirac)[1] is a commune and a subprefecture of the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, southwestern France.

It is the second biggest city of the department, after Périgueux.

Despite the similarities in their names, there is no connection to Cyrano de Bergerac, a French writer from Paris.

Geography

Bergerac is in the south of the Dordogne department, in the region named as Périgord Pourpre; the Dordogne river flows through the city.

The city is at about 48 km (30 mi) from Périgueux, 90 km (56 mi) from Agen, 93 km (58 mi) from Bordeaux and 110 km (68 mi) from Cahors.

It has an area of 56.10 km2 (21.66 sq mi) and its average altitude is 79 m (259 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 39 m (128 ft).[2]

Bergerac and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Bergerac

Bergerac is surrounded by the communes Ginestet, Maurens, Lembras, Creysse, Cours-de-Pile, Saint-Nexans, Colombier, Monbazillac, Saint-Laurent-des-Vignes and Prigonrieux.

Climate

The climate of Bergerac is a Mediterranean climate (Marine West Coast Climate), Cfb in the Köppen climate classification, with mild winters and warm summers.[3]

Population

The inhabitants of Bergerac are known, in French, as Bergeracois (women: Bergeracoises).[4]

With a population of 27,764 (2014),[5] Bergerac has a population density of 495 inhabitants/km2.

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Bergerac forms with 22 other communes, including four communes that are part of the Gironde department,[6] the urban area of Bergerac with a population of 64,968 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 188.4 km2 (72.7 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Bergerac, formed by 67 communes with a population of 81,574 inhabitants and an area of 870 km2 (340 sq mi).[8]

Administration

Bergerac is a subprefecture of the Dordogne department since 1790, and the capital of the arrondissement of Bergerac.

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

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

It is part of the intercommunality Bergeracoise (French: Communauté d'agglomération bergeracoise).

Twin towns

Bergerac is twinned with:[3][11]

Economy

Bergerac is known for its wines and its tobacco. It has 12 recognized wine kinds that are Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC).

Gallery

Related pages

References

  1. "Bergerac" (in French). Le nom occitan des communes du Périgord. http://communes-oc.cg24.fr/cantons/bergerac/BERGERAC.htm. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. "City of Bergerac". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Bergerac-24100/. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Bergerac" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-bergerac.html. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  4. "Bergerac (24100)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_bergerac_24037.html. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep24.pdf. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  6. "Unité urbaine de Bergerac (00553)" (in French). Géographie administrative et d’étude. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/metadonnees/cog/unite-urbaine/UU201000553-bergerac. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  7. "Unité urbaine de Bergerac (00553)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-00553. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  8. "Aire urbaine de Bergerac (109)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-109. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  9. "Canton de Bergerac-1 (2401)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/metadonnees/cog/canton/CANTON2401-bergerac-1. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  10. "Canton de Bergerac-2 (2402)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/metadonnees/cog/canton/CANTON2402-bergerac-2. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  11. "Jumelages & Relations internationales" (in French). Ville de Bergerac. http://www.bergerac.fr/Culture/Jumelages-Relations-internationales. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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