Gourdon, Lot

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Gourdon
The city and the St Peter church
The city and the St Peter church
Coat of arms of Gourdon
Coat of arms
Gourdon is located in France
Gourdon
Gourdon
Location within Occitanie region
Gourdon is located in Occitanie
Gourdon
Gourdon
Coordinates: 44°44′14″N 1°22′57″E / 44.7371°N 1.3825°E / 44.7371; 1.3825Coordinates: 44°44′14″N 1°22′57″E / 44.7371°N 1.3825°E / 44.7371; 1.3825
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementGourdon
CantonGourdon
IntercommunalityQuercy-Bouriane
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marie-Odile Delcamp
Area
1
45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
4,297
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gourdonnais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
46127 /46300
Elevation130–323 m (427–1,060 ft)
(avg. 227 m or 745 ft)
Websitewww.gourdon.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.

Gourdon (Occitan: Gordon) is a commune in southern France in the region of Occitanie. It is the sous-prefecture (capital) of the arrondissement and canton of the same name in the Lot department.

The town is on a hill, like an acropolis; from here, it is possible to see for about 20 km (12 mi) the landscape of the surrounding region.

Geography[change | change source]

Gourdon is the capital of the Bouriane (a sandy natural region of southwestern France) which is part of the Quercy and that goes up to the Dordogne river and that is next to the Périgord, which is a natural region and old province of France.

The town is in the middle of the commune, above the right side of the Bléou, a stream tributary of the Céou river, which forms most of the commune's southern border.

The commune has an area of 45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi) and its average altitude is 230 m (750 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 260 m (850 ft).[1]

Gourdon and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Gourdon

The commune is at 45 km (28 mi) of Cahors and is surrounded by the communes Payrignac, Anglars-Nozac, Le Vigan, Saint-Cirq-Souillaguet, Saint-Clair, Concorès, Dégagnac and Léobard.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Gourdon, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[2]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Gourdon is 856 mm (33.7 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 88.9 mm (3.5 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 55.9 mm (2.2 in). There are an average of 168.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in January with 17.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in July with 10.0 days.[3]

The average temperature for the year in Gourdon is 12.8 °C (55.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 20.9 °C (69.6 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 5.2 °C (41.4 °F).[3]

Climate data for Gourdon, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
10.6
(51.1)
14.2
(57.6)
16.9
(62.4)
21.0
(69.8)
24.6
(76.3)
27.4
(81.3)
27.1
(80.8)
23.5
(74.3)
18.7
(65.7)
12.3
(54.1)
9.2
(48.6)
17.8
(64.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
6.2
(43.2)
9.1
(48.4)
11.5
(52.7)
15.3
(59.5)
18.5
(65.3)
20.9
(69.6)
20.6
(69.1)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
8.5
(47.3)
5.8
(42.4)
12.8
(55.0)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39.0)
6.0
(42.8)
9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.1
(57.4)
11.4
(52.5)
9.2
(48.6)
4.6
(40.3)
2.3
(36.1)
7.6
(45.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 62.5
(2.46)
55.8
(2.20)
60.9
(2.40)
85.1
(3.35)
87.9
(3.46)
79.0
(3.11)
60.0
(2.36)
63.6
(2.50)
77.6
(3.06)
78.3
(3.08)
74.6
(2.94)
71.4
(2.81)
856.7
(33.73)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Gourdon are known, in French, as Gourdonnais (women: Gourdonnaises).[4]

With a population of 4,297,[5] Gourdon has a population density of 94 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Gourdon

Sister cities[change | change source]

Gourdon is twinned with:[6]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gourdon". Map-France.com. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. "La ville de Gourdon". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Gourdon, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. "Gourdon (46300)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  6. "Jumelage". Commune de Gourdon, Lot. Retrieved 2 July 2014.

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