Domme, Dordogne

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Domme
Domme 1 GhezoArt.jpg
Coat of arms of Domme
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Domme
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jocelyne Lagrange
Area1 24.91 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,004
 • Density 40.305/km2 (104.39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 24152 /24250
Elevation 60–303 m (197–994 ft)

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.

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.