|Intercommunality||Pays de Jumilhac-le-Grand|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Pierre Massaloux|
|• Land1||22.37 km2 (8.64 sq mi)|
|• 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 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.
The Côle flows south through the northwestern part of the commune.
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