Nontron

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Nontron
View of Nontron
View of Nontron
Coat of arms of Nontron
Coat of arms
Nontron is located in France
Nontron
Nontron
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Nontron is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nontron
Nontron
Coordinates: 45°31′46″N 0°39′43″E / 45.5294°N 0.6619°E / 45.5294; 0.6619Coordinates: 45°31′46″N 0°39′43″E / 45.5294°N 0.6619°E / 45.5294; 0.6619
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementNontron
CantonPérigord Vert Nontronnais
IntercommunalityPérigord Vert Nontronnais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascal Bourdeau[1]
Area
1
24.67 km2 (9.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
3,151
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nontronnais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24311 /24300
Elevation152–308 m (499–1,010 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft)
Websitewww.nontron.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.

Nontron (Occitan: Nontronh)[2] is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, southwestern France. It is the capital of the northernmost arrondissement of the Dordogne department.

The Nontronite is a mineral (a silicate mineral) rich in iron named after Nontron.

Geography[change | change source]

Nontron has an area of 24.67 km2 (9.53 sq mi) and its average altitude is 230 m (750 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 200 m (660 ft).[3]

The commune is in the centre of the Regional Natural Park Périgord Limousin (French: Parc naturel régional Périgord Limousin).

Nontron and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Nontron

Nontron is surrounded by the communes Le Bourdeix, Augignac, Savignac-de-Nontron, Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière, Sceau-Saint-Angel, Saint-Martial-de-Valette and Saint-Martin-le-Pin.

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Nontron are known, in French, as Nontronnais (women: Nontronnaises).[4]

With a population of 3,151 (2014),[5] Nontron has a population density of 128 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Nontron

Nontron forms, together with Saint-Martial-de-Valette, the urban area of Nontron with a population of 4,017 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 40.4 km2 (15.6 sq mi).[6] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Nontron, formed by 5 communes with a population of 4,653 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 78.7 km2 (30.4 sq mi).[7]

Administration[change | change source]

Nontron is a subprefecture of the Dordogne and the capital of the arrondissement of Nontron.

The commune is the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the Périgord Vert Nontronnais canton formed by 28 communes.[8]

It is part of the intercommunality Périgord Vert Nontronnais (French: Communauté de communes du Périgord Nontronnais).

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Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Les élus" (in French). Nontron en Périgord Vert. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. "Bergerac" (in French). Le nom occitan des communes du Périgord. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. "City of Nontron". Map-France.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. "Nontron (24300)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  6. "Unité urbaine de Nontron (24109)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  7. "Aire urbaine de Nontron (610)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  8. "Canton de Périgord Vert Nontronnais (2413)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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