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A general view of Luzech
A general view of Luzech
Coat of arms of Luzech
Coat of arms
Luzech is located in France
Coordinates: 44°28′45″N 1°17′16″E / 44.4792°N 1.2878°E / 44.4792; 1.2878Coordinates: 44°28′45″N 1°17′16″E / 44.4792°N 1.2878°E / 44.4792; 1.2878
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Lot
Arrondissement Cahors
Canton Luzech
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Vallée du Lot et du Vignoble
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Baldy
Area1 22.13 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,647
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46182 / 46140
Elevation 84–323 m (276–1,060 ft)
(avg. 104 m or 341 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.

Luzech is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

It is situated on the Lot River; a dam, the Barrage de Luzech was constructed in the late 1940s.[1]

A relatively small village of about 1650 inhabitants, it is situated in the heart of the Cahors wine making region.

Luzech offers a number of sporting and social activities such as orienteering, fishing and kayaking.


The main road in the village (Place du Canal) was formerly a canal which connected to the Lot river on either side.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Barrage de Luzech", (in French) (Nicholas Janberg's Structurae) 

External links[edit]

  • "Ville de Luzech", (in French and English)