Champagne-et-Fontaine

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Champagne-et-Fontaine
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Champagne-et-Fontaine is located in France
Champagne-et-Fontaine
Champagne-et-Fontaine
Coordinates: 45°25′21″N 0°19′05″E / 45.4225°N 0.3181°E / 45.4225; 0.3181Coordinates: 45°25′21″N 0°19′05″E / 45.4225°N 0.3181°E / 45.4225; 0.3181
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Verteillac
Intercommunality Verteillacois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Noël Virecoulon
Area
 • Land1 25.04 km2 (9.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 399
 • Population2 density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24097 / 24320
Elevation 77–169 m (253–554 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 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.

Champagne-et-Fontaine is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The Lizonne flows southwestward through the northern part of the commune and forms part of its western border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 655 —    
1968 600 −8.4%
1975 511 −14.8%
1982 477 −6.7%
1990 415 −13.0%
1999 431 +3.9%
2008 399 −7.4%

Personalities[edit]

For some twenty years the family of Charles de Gaulle owned a country home there called La Ligerie where de Gaulle spent his summers as a youngster. The de Gaulle family sold La Ligerie in 1920.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry on La Ligerie in the Dictionnaire amoureux de De Gaulle, by Michel Tauriac, published by Plon, Paris, 2010