Montagrier

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Montagrier
Montagrier bourg (9).JPG
Coat of arms of Montagrier
Coat of arms
Montagrier is located in France
Montagrier
Montagrier
Coordinates: 45°16′17″N 0°28′39″E / 45.2714°N 0.4775°E / 45.2714; 0.4775Coordinates: 45°16′17″N 0°28′39″E / 45.2714°N 0.4775°E / 45.2714; 0.4775
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Montagrier
Intercommunality Val de Dronne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Lafaye
Area
 • Land1 14.04 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 506
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24286 / 24350
Elevation 68–207 m (223–679 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Montagrier is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 838 —    
1800 850 +1.4%
1806 758 −10.8%
1821 720 −5.0%
1831 842 +16.9%
1836 858 +1.9%
1841 830 −3.3%
1846 891 +7.3%
1851 913 +2.5%
1856 934 +2.3%
1861 825 −11.7%
1866 803 −2.7%
1872 761 −5.2%
1876 794 +4.3%
1881 810 +2.0%
1886 768 −5.2%
1891 738 −3.9%
1896 773 +4.7%
1901 702 −9.2%
1906 729 +3.8%
1911 683 −6.3%
1921 654 −4.2%
1926 600 −8.3%
1931 607 +1.2%
1936 608 +0.2%
1946 540 −11.2%
1954 477 −11.7%
1962 441 −7.5%
1968 411 −6.8%
1975 389 −5.4%
1982 385 −1.0%
1990 397 +3.1%
1999 442 +11.3%
2008 506 +14.5%

Sights[edit]

The Romanesque church was formerly a priory church. It contains a tenth-century inscription on a plaque, and the precincts now form a pleasant small park. Little remains of the walls which once surrounded the village. Unusually, for such a small place, Montagrier also has two chapels. Services are still held at Saint Sicaire, on the opposite end of the village from the church. There is also a tiny former chapel next to the auberge which is now used as an information centre. It is opposite the site of the castle (of which only the ruins of the stables remain). The chapel may have served the castle in the Middle Ages. During the Hundred Years War, the castle was in the possession of the Montagus, then resident in England.

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