Hautefort

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Hautefort
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Hautefort
Coat of arms
Hautefort is located in France
Hautefort
Hautefort
Coordinates: 45°15′37″N 1°08′55″E / 45.2603°N 1.1486°E / 45.2603; 1.1486Coordinates: 45°15′37″N 1°08′55″E / 45.2603°N 1.1486°E / 45.2603; 1.1486
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Hautefort
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Moreau
Area
 • Land1 25.68 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,100
 • Population2 density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24210 / 24390
Elevation 145–271 m (476–889 ft)
(avg. 231 m or 758 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.

Hautefort (Occitan Autafòrt) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It was formerly part of the former province of Périgord.

History[edit]

The ancient fortress dates back to the early Middle Ages, as proved by the first document quoting its existence as early as 987. A house of Gouffier de Lastours, who won fame during the First Crusade, the castle then became the seigneurial home of the troubadour Bertran de Born, who was viscount of Hautefort.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,002 —    
1968 1,022 +2.0%
1975 1,142 +11.7%
1982 1,035 −9.4%
1990 1,048 +1.3%
1999 1,184 +13.0%
2008 1,100 −7.1%

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Village of Hautefort from the château.