Beaussac

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Beaussac
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Beaussac is located in France
Beaussac
Beaussac
Coordinates: 45°29′43″N 0°30′00″E / 45.4953°N 0.5°E / 45.4953; 0.5Coordinates: 45°29′43″N 0°30′00″E / 45.4953°N 0.5°E / 45.4953; 0.5
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Mareuil
Intercommunality Pays de Mareuil-en-Périgord
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Charron
Area
 • Land1 18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 187
 • Population2 density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24033 / 24340
Elevation 105–224 m (344–735 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)

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.

Beaussac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine region in southwestern France.

The community is located in the Périgord Limousin Regional Nature Park.[1]

History[edit]

On Cassini's early map of France between 1756 and 1789, the village is identified as the Beaussat. In 1793, it is Baussac and in 1801, it is back to Beaussat.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Lizonne forms the commune's southern border. The stream of Beaussac (ruisseau de Beaussac), a tributary of the Lizonne, forms the commune's southeastern border and part of the commune's southwestern border, separating it from Puyrenier and Rudeau-Ladosse. The town is located 34.1 kilometres (21.2 mi) southeast of Angoulême, the largest nearby city.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Airports[3]

Tourism[edit]

  • Barouty Cave (grotto) in Pranzac 22.9 kilometres (14.2 mi)
  • Golf de la Prèze (18-hole golf course) in Montbron 19.4 kilometres (12.1 mi)
  • Aucors Castle (fr) – a private mansion located on the Périgord in Beaussac. Overlooking the Nizonne valley, it has been a registered historic monument since 1948.

Personalities[edit]

  • Alain de Monéys – member of the city council and first Deputy Mayor of Beaussac. Monéys was killed in 1870 by villagers in Hautefaye, after his report of the Franco-Prussian War was perceived to support the enemy. The case was mentioned in the 2009 romance of Jean Teulé, entitled Mangez-le si vous voulez.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 281 —    
1968 254 −9.6%
1975 224 −11.8%
1982 203 −9.4%
1990 212 +4.4%
1999 187 −11.8%
2008 187 +0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b France (2011-05-24). "Mairie de Beaussac - La Commune, la Mairie de Beaussac et son village en France, Aquitaine". Annuaire-mairie.fr. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Beaussac - Notice Communale". Cassini.ehess.fr. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ France (2009-03-24). "Beaussac (France, Aquitania, Dordogne)". En.db-city.com. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Corbin, Alain. Le village des "cannibales", Aubier, 1990
  • Marbeck, Georges. Hautefaye, l'année terrible, Robert Laffont, 1982
  • Teulé, Jean. Mangez-le si vous voulez, Éditions Julliard, 2009. ISBN 978-2-266-19846-2

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