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Chalagnac (France)
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Périgord Central
Community association Le Grand Périgueux
Coordinates 45 ° 6 ′  N , 0 ° 41 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 6 ′  N , 0 ° 41 ′  E
height 124-238 m
surface 14.15 km 2
Residents 435 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 31 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 24380
INSEE code
Website Chalagnac

Chalagnac - the village

Chalagnac ( Occitan Chalanhac ) is a commune with 435 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) of the northwestern department Dordogne in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine (before 2016 Aquitaine ). The municipality belongs to the arrondissement of Périgueux and the canton of Périgord Central (until 2015: canton of Vergt ). It consists of the main town and some hamlets (hameaux) and individual farmsteads (fermes) .

Location and climate

The place Chalagnac is located in the cultural landscape of the Périgord almost 13 km (driving distance) south of Périgueux at an altitude of about 200  m . The city of Bergerac is approximately 38 km southwest. The climate is moderate, rain (approx. 835 mm / year) falls over the year.

Population development

year 1800 1851 1901 1954 1999 2015
Residents 569 652 438 243 338 429

The continuous decline in population in the 20th century is mainly due to the mechanization of agriculture and the abandonment of small farms. The renewed increase in population since the 1980s is related to the relative proximity to the city of Périgueux.


The community is traditionally oriented towards agriculture and forestry; the residents lived on a self-sufficient basis for centuries . Today fish farming and the rental of holiday apartments ( gîtes ) also play important roles in economic life.


The first mention of the place under the name Chalapnacum comes from the 13th century.


  • The Église Saint-Saturnin originally dates from the 12th century. In the 14th century a new and larger nave was added on the south side ; the church received a new portal, several tracery windows and a Gothic ribbed vault . The newer part is provided with joint paintings. The eye-catching tower appears to be a 19th century addition.
  • The Château de Rossignol , located approx. 1 km east of the village, dates from the 15th century; in the years 1775 to 1778 it was rebuilt and enlarged. It now serves as a hotel.

Web links

Commons : Chalagnac  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Chalagnac - map with altitude information .
  2. Chalagnac / Bergerac - climate tables
  3. Chalagnac - Château de Rossignol