La Coquille

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La Coquille
La Coquille (Dordogne, Fr), l'église.JPG
La Coquille is located in France
La Coquille
La Coquille
Coordinates: 45°32′36″N 0°58′38″E / 45.5433°N 0.9772°E / 45.5433; 0.9772Coordinates: 45°32′36″N 0°58′38″E / 45.5433°N 0.9772°E / 45.5433; 0.9772
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Jumilhac-le-Grand
Intercommunality Pays de Jumilhac-le-Grand
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Massaloux
Area
 • Land1 22.37 km2 (8.64 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,377
 • Population2 density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24133 / 24450
Elevation 259–432 m (850–1,417 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.

La Coquille is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

La Coquille is located in the Périgord in a heavily wooded area with meadows surrounding the peaceful little village. It is near the town of Nontron between Limoges and Périgueux.

La Coquille was on one of the five routes leading to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and it was in this parish that pilgrims were given a coquille Saint-Jacques, a scallop shell symbolic of the Way of St. James, the celebrated pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. From this fact came the name of the village of La Coquille.

The church in La Coquille was on the route of Richard the Lionheart, was reinaugurated by him and welcomed him during his journey.

As a community, the name of La Coquille only appeared officially in 1856, replacing the name of Sainte-Marie-de-Frugie.

Geography[edit]

The Côle flows south through the northwestern part of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 930 —    
1800 904 −2.8%
1806 923 +2.1%
1821 1,109 +20.2%
1831 1,081 −2.5%
1836 1,108 +2.5%
1841 1,141 +3.0%
1846 1,200 +5.2%
1851 1,141 −4.9%
1856 1,102 −3.4%
1861 1,142 +3.6%
1866 1,111 −2.7%
1872 997 −10.3%
1876 1,122 +12.5%
1881 1,251 +11.5%
1886 1,366 +9.2%
1891 1,421 +4.0%
1896 1,524 +7.2%
1901 1,617 +6.1%
1906 1,793 +10.9%
1911 1,691 −5.7%
1921 1,585 −6.3%
1926 1,550 −2.2%
1931 1,574 +1.5%
1936 1,559 −1.0%
1946 1,544 −1.0%
1954 1,539 −0.3%
1962 1,531 −0.5%
1968 1,556 +1.6%
1975 1,692 +8.7%
1982 1,575 −6.9%
1990 1,515 −3.8%
1999 1,487 −1.8%
2008 1,377 −7.4%

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