Siorac-de-Ribérac

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Siorac-de-Ribérac
Fireworks light up the village at its annual fete
Fireworks light up the village at its annual fete
Coat of arms of Siorac-de-Ribérac
Coat of arms
Siorac-de-Ribérac is located in France
Siorac-de-Ribérac
Siorac-de-Ribérac
Coordinates: 45°11′54″N 0°21′32″E / 45.1983°N 0.3589°E / 45.1983; 0.3589Coordinates: 45°11′54″N 0°21′32″E / 45.1983°N 0.3589°E / 45.1983; 0.3589
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Ribérac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Chaumette
Area
 • Land1 20.86 km2 (8.05 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 258
 • Population2 density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24537 / 24600
Elevation 73–105 m (240–344 ft)
(avg. 177 m or 581 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.

Siorac-de-Ribérac is a commune in the Dordogne department in the Aquitaine region of southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune of Siorac-de-Ribérac lies in the forest of the Double, in the west of the Dordogne department. It is bounded on its south side for about 4 km by the Rizonne stream, which separates it from the neighbouring communes of Saint-André-de-Double and Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac.

The soil is composed in part of Eocene and Oligocene sands, clays and gravels,[1] and in part of chalk of the Campanian period.[2]

The commune's lowest point, at 73m, is to the south-west where the Rizonne leaves the commune for Vanxains and La Jemaye. The highest point, at 195m, is to the north-east, at The Temple, at the boundary with Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac.

Church[edit]

Siorac's romanesque church dates from the 12th and 14th centuries

The village church of St Peter in Chains was begun in 1154, during the English period in the region, Aquitaine. The 12th century freestone nave and bell tower survive. At that time, the church was part of the Benedictine priory of the nuns of Ligueux. In the 14th century, during the hundred years war between England and France, the defensive rectangular tower was added, using quarry stone. At the same time, the walls and bell tower were increased in height, again with quarry stone. The walls at the west entrance can be seen to be 3 metres thick. A bell was provided in 1851; it was replaced in 1979. The nave originally had a wooden vault; it has been replaced by a stone vault.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 249 —    
1968 270 +8.4%
1975 226 −16.3%
1982 228 +0.9%
1990 227 −0.4%
1999 265 +16.7%
2008 258 −2.6%

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florence Broussaud-Le Strat, La Double Un pays en Périgord, page 12, Éditions Fanlac, 2006. (in French)
  2. ^ "Siorac-de-Riberac: Late/Upper Campanian, France". Paleobiology Database. Naturkundemuseum Berlin. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  3. ^ The Church of Siorac. Leaflet (English and French), Siorac-de-Ribérac church, 2012.

Sources[edit]

  • INSEE
  • Dignac, Léopold (not dated, printed ca 1960). Monographie de Siorac-de-Ribérac. Imprimerie Périgourdine. (160 pages, octavo, illustrated with monochrome photographs)

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