|Community association||Pays Ribéracois|
|surface||23.18 km 2|
|Residents||595 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||26 inhabitants / km 2|
La Tour-Blanche - Château
La Tour-Blanche-Cercles is a French municipality with 595 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) of the center department Dordogne in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine . It was created as Commune nouvelle with effect from January 1, 2017 from the merger of the two communities Cercles and La Tour-Blanche , each of which has the status of a Commune déléguée in the new municipality .
|La Tour-Blanche (administrative headquarters)||24554||8.11||130-190 (145)||408|
Location and climate
The community, which consists of two localities and several hamlets (hameaux) and individual farmsteads (fermes) , is located about 35 km (driving distance) northwest of Périgueux and about 20 km northeast of Ribérac at heights of about .
The neighboring communities are:
- in the north La Chapelle-Montabourlet ,
- in the east Mareuil en Périgord ,
- in the southeast of Saint-Just ,
- in the south of Chapdeuil ,
- in the south-west of Distriblac and Bourg-des-Maisons ,
- in the west Cherval as well
- in the northwest Gout-Rossignol .
The climate is temperate to warm; Rain (approx. 900 mm / year) falls over the year.
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|Source: Cassini and INSEE|
The (total) population of the municipality of La Tour-Blanche-Cercles was determined by adding up the municipalities that were independent until the end of 2016.
The continuous decline in population of the places involved in the 20th century is mainly due to the phylloxera crisis in viticulture and the mechanization of agriculture ; In addition, there is the ongoing abandonment of small farms.
The community is still largely dominated by agriculture and forestry, whereby viticulture , which was important in earlier times, only plays a subordinate role. Small traders, craftsmen and service providers have settled in the village. Since the 1960s, some of the vacant houses have been rented out as holiday apartments ( gîtes ) .
- Population figures retrospectively from January 1, 2016
- La Tour-Blanche-Cercles - Map with altitude information
- La Tour-Blanche-Cercles - climate tables