Nérac

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Nérac
The castle of Nérac
The castle of Nérac
Coat of arms of Nérac
Coat of arms
Nérac is located in France
Nérac
Nérac
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Nérac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nérac
Nérac
Coordinates: 44°09′N 0°20′E / 44.15°N 0.34°E / 44.15; 0.34Coordinates: 44°09′N 0°20′E / 44.15°N 0.34°E / 44.15; 0.34
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
ArrondissementNérac
CantonL'Albret
IntercommunalityVal d'Albret
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Nicolas Lacombe
Area
1
62.68 km2 (24.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
7,085
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Néracais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47195 /47600
Elevation38–191 m (125–627 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 ft)
Websitewww.ville-nerac.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.

Nérac (Occitan: Nerac)[1] is a commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in south-western France, sub-prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Nérac and of the Canton of L'Albret.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune is in the Pays d'Albret, a natural region of Gascony, in the southern part of the Lot-et-Garonne department. It has an area of 62.68 km2 (24.20 sq mi) and its average altitude is 115 m (377 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 56 m (184 ft).[2]

Nérac and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Nérac

Nérac is surrounded by the communes Lavardac, Feugarolles, Espiens, Calignac, Fieux, Lasserre, Fréchou, Andiran, Réaup-Lisse and Barbaste.

The Baïse river flows through the city of Nérac. The Gélise river, a tributary of the Baïse, is on the western border of the commune.

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Nérac are known, in French, as Néracais (women: Néracaises ).[3]

With a population of 7,085,[4] Nérac has a population density of 113 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Nérac

Administration[change | change source]

Nérac is a subprefecture in the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Nérac and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the Canton of L'Albret, formed by 22 communes[5] and with 16,859 inhabitants (2014).

Twin towns[change | change source]

Nérac is twinned with:

Sites of interest[change | change source]

  • Château de Nérac ("Nérac castle")
  • Church of Saint-Nicolas
  • Pont-vieux, a bridge over the Blaïse river.

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Las comunas d'Òut e Garona" (in Occitan). Toponimia occitana e senhalizacion en occitan. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. "City of Nérac". Map-France.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  3. "Nérac (47600)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  5. "Canton de l'Albret (4705)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 April 2017.

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