Salon-la-Tour

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Salon-la-Tour
Coat of arms of Salon-la-Tour
Coat of arms
Salon-la-Tour is located in France
Salon-la-Tour
Salon-la-Tour
Coordinates: 45°30′20″N 1°32′21″E / 45.5056°N 1.5392°E / 45.5056; 1.5392Coordinates: 45°30′20″N 1°32′21″E / 45.5056°N 1.5392°E / 45.5056; 1.5392
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Tulle
Canton Uzerche
Intercommunality Pays d'Uzerche
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Chauffour
Area
 • Land1 43.01 km2 (16.61 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 703
 • Population2 density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 19250 / 19510
Elevation 335–492 m (1,099–1,614 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

Salon-la-Tour is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.

Violette Szabo, a 22-year-old British agent who was parachuted a second time into France, on June 7 1944 (where she was to try to help obstructing the movement of German SS units from the south of France to Normandy), was captured near Salon-la-Tour.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 969 —    
1968 1,018 +5.1%
1975 926 −9.0%
1982 798 −13.8%
1990 729 −8.6%
1999 722 −1.0%
2008 703 −2.6%

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