Carlux

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Carlux
Carlux cheminée gothique.jpg
Coat of arms of Carlux
Coat of arms
Carlux is located in France
Carlux
Carlux
Coordinates: 44°53′05″N 1°21′15″E / 44.8847°N 1.3542°E / 44.8847; 1.3542Coordinates: 44°53′05″N 1°21′15″E / 44.8847°N 1.3542°E / 44.8847; 1.3542
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Carlux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Alard
Area
 • Land1 13.31 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 644
 • Population2 density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24081 / 24370
Elevation 78–254 m (256–833 ft)
(avg. 187 m or 614 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.

Carlux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1861 932 —    
1962 535 −42.6%
1968 549 +2.6%
1975 514 −6.4%
1982 565 +9.9%
1990 594 +5.1%
1999 624 +5.1%
2008 644 +3.2%

The village of Carlux has a centrally located 'bourg' (fortification ruin) that dates back to the 12th century, which is currently (June 2013) in the process of repair/restoration, and many other clearly historically and/or architecturally interesting buildings.

As of June 2013, it has a bakery(boulangerie), a butcher/caterer (boucher/traiteur) and a grocery store (épicerie), plus three restaurants (one first class, one very nice if simple and another which claims to be a peasant 'halle'). All seem to be well frequented.

Also located in just outside the village is the Domaine des Bequignolles, a quality chocolate factory with a direct sale (vente directe) counter.

Tha annual village festival (fête) is normally the weekend of the first week in June.

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