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La Cròpta
Lacropte (France)
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Périgord Central
Community association Le Grand Périgueux
Coordinates 45 ° 2 ′  N , 0 ° 50 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 2 ′  N , 0 ° 50 ′  E
height 168-266 m
surface 26.23 km 2
Residents 651 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 25 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 24380
INSEE code
Website Lacropte

Lacropte - the village with the Saint-Agnan church

Lacropte ( Occitan La Cròpta ) is a southwestern French city and a municipality (commune) with 651 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the northwest of the department Dordogne in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine (before 2016: Aquitaine ). It consists of the main town and several hamlets (hameaux) and individual farms (fermes) .

Location and climate

The place Lacropte is located in the cultural landscape of the Périgord about 23 km (driving distance) southeast of Périgueux or a good 42 km northeast of Bergerac at an altitude of about 195  m . The climate is temperate; Rain (approx. 880 mm / year) falls over the year.

Population development

year 1800 1851 1901 1954 1999 2015
Residents 938 1,200 935 588 609 660

The continuous decline in population in the late 19th and 20th centuries is essentially due to the phylloxera crisis in viticulture and the mechanization of agriculture ; Added to this is the ongoing abandonment of small farms.


The community is still largely agricultural and forestry ( chestnut ); Viticulture, which was quite important in earlier times, only plays a subordinate role. Small traders, craftsmen and service providers have settled in the village. Today the place is one of the largest growing areas for strawberries (fraises) in France. Since the 1960s, some of the vacant houses have been rented out as holiday apartments ( gîtes ) .


The name Lacropte refers to a no longer preserved crypt . A certain Hélie de La Cropte donated land to Cluny Abbey and Chancelade Abbey in 1144 and 1168, respectively ; his son took part in the 3rd crusade . For a long time, the La Cropte family determined the fortunes of the place, which is first mentioned in a church register (pouillé) from the 13th century under the name La Cropta .


The Église Saint-Agnan , built of quarry stone in the second half of the 19th century , is dedicated to St. Dedicated to Anianus of Orléans . The three-aisled church has a west tower, under which the portal is located, and a semicircular apse .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lacropte - Map with altitude information
  2. Lacropte / Salon - climate tables