Biron, Dordogne

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Biron
Biron Est.jpg
Biron is located in France
Biron
Biron
Coordinates: 44°37′54″N 0°52′23″E / 44.6317°N 0.8731°E / 44.6317; 0.8731Coordinates: 44°37′54″N 0°52′23″E / 44.6317°N 0.8731°E / 44.6317; 0.8731
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Monpazier
Intercommunality Monpaziérois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Desmaison
Area1 12.98 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 183
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24043 / 24540
Elevation 128–240 m (420–787 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Biron is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Biron lies between the Dropt and Lède rivers between the towns of Monpazier, Villeréal and Villefranche-du-Périgord.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1864 555 —    
1962 122 −78.0%
1968 123 +0.8%
1975 121 −1.6%
1982 120 −0.8%
1990 132 +10.0%
1999 140 +6.1%
2008 183 +30.7%

Sights[edit]

Biron is dominated by the Château de Biron, which overlooks the village and was a bastion in medieval times. Today the château is a tourist hotspot in the summer months.

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