Domme, Dordogne

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Domme

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Domme is located in France
Domme
Administration
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Domme
Mayor Jocelyne Lagrange
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 60–303 m (197–994 ft)
Land area1 24.91 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
Population2 1,004  (2008)
 - Density 40 /km2 (100 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24152/ 24250
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.

Coordinates: 44°48′08″N 1°12′52″E / 44.8022°N 1.2144°E / 44.8022; 1.2144

Domme (Occitan: Doma) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

The town is an example of the medieval fortified town known as a bastide. It was founded by Philip the Bold in 1281. Graffiti by Knights Templar imprisoned here following the dissolution of the order in 1307 may be observed on the tower gates.