Payrac

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Payrac
Vue payrac 01.JPG
Payrac is located in France
Payrac
Payrac
Coordinates: 44°47′51″N 1°28′22″E / 44.7975°N 1.4728°E / 44.7975; 1.4728Coordinates: 44°47′51″N 1°28′22″E / 44.7975°N 1.4728°E / 44.7975; 1.4728
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Payrac
Intercommunality Haute Bouriane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Favory
Area1 19.5 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 672
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46215 / 46350
Elevation 125–364 m (410–1,194 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 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.

Payrac is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. The inhabitants of Payrac are called "Payraçois" and "Payraçoises".

Bordering Towns[edit]

Lamothe-Fénelon Loupiac Calès
Rouffilhac Montpellier


Anglars-Nozac Le Vigan Reilhaguet

History[edit]

Payrac was an important town in the times of ancient Rome, but because of military campaigns and pillages from the Hundred Years' War and the Bubonic Plague, the town's population plummeted to the point where it was nearly uninhabited. However, under the influence of lords, peasants moved to and repopulated Payrac.

In 1589, the Huguenot army ravaged Payrac and killed 500 people.

After this period, Payrac underwent an economic revival due to its strategic placement with Paris and Toulouse. Unfortunately, Payrac did not undergo change during the Industrial Revolution, and as a result lost half its population.

Population[edit]

Date of Population
(Source: Cassini[1] et INSEE[2])
1793 1800 1806 1820 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1 017 909 1 160 - 1 786 1 809 1 911 1 253 1 267 1 265
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1 290 1 320 1 255 1 240 1 222 1 185 1 179 1 136 1 069
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
980 960 968 846 816 719 687 646 580
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004 2007 -
523 512 456 448 492 564 - 672 -
For the census of 1962 to 1999 the official population corresponds with the population without duplicates according to the INSEE.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cassini.ehess.fr/ Population par commune avant 1962 (résultats publiés au journal officiel ou conservés aux archives départementales)
  2. ^ INSEE : Population depuis le recensement de 1962

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