Meyrals

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Meyrals
Meyrals,Dordogne, France.jpg
Meyrals is located in France
Meyrals
Meyrals
Coordinates: 44°53′59″N 1°03′53″E / 44.8997°N 1.0647°E / 44.8997; 1.0647Coordinates: 44°53′59″N 1°03′53″E / 44.8997°N 1.0647°E / 44.8997; 1.0647
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Saint-Cyprien
Intercommunality Vallée de la Dordogne
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Francis Dutard
Area1 18.16 km2 (7.01 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 578
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24268 / 24220
Elevation 90–267 m (295–876 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Meyrals is a commune in the Dordogne department in the southwest of France.

Meyrals is in the Périgord and, specifically, the Périgord Noir (Black Périgord), in Aquitaine.

A stone house in Meyrals

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 429 —    
1968 434 +1.2%
1975 368 −15.2%
1982 385 +4.6%
1990 417 +8.3%
1999 468 +12.2%
2008 578 +23.5%
Cabanes (huts made with stones without mortar) in Meyrals

Personalities[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Festival des épouvantails (Scarecrows) has been held every summer from 1999 to the present.
  • The village of Meyrals was the setting for the film "Périgord noir" (1988), with Roland Giraud.

International relations[edit]

Meyral has one sister city:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jacqueline Jouanel, Histoire de Meyrals, des origines à la Révolution, édition Récéad, 2007

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