Nontron

commune in Dordogne, France

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.

Nontron
View of Nontron
View of Nontron
Coat of arms of Nontron
Coat of arms
Location of Nontron
Nontron is located in France
Nontron
Nontron
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)
3,151
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nontronnais
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (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.

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

GeographyEdit

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
 

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.

PopulationEdit

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]

AdministrationEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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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