Terrasson-Lavilledieu

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Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Terrasson 1.jpg
Coat of arms of Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Coat of arms
Terrasson-Lavilledieu is located in France
Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Coordinates: 45°07′51″N 1°18′07″E / 45.1308°N 1.3019°E / 45.1308; 1.3019Coordinates: 45°07′51″N 1°18′07″E / 45.1308°N 1.3019°E / 45.1308; 1.3019
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Sarlat-la-Canéda
Canton Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Intercommunality Terrassonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Delmon
Area
 • Land1 39.34 km2 (15.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 6,218
 • Population2 density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24547 / 24120
Elevation 82–299 m (269–981 ft)
(avg. 88 m or 289 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.

Terrasson-Lavilledieu (Occitan: Terrasson e La Vila Dieu) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

The Gardens of the Imagination

The Gardens of the Imagination (Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire)—classified as a remarkable garden by the French Ministry of Culture—are situated in Terrasson. It was designed in 1996 by landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson to present thirteen tableaux of the myths and legends of the history of gardens. It uses simple natural elements; trees, flowers, water and stone to suggest the passage of mankind from nature to agriculture to the city. It uses a symbolic sacred wood, a rose garden, topiary art, and fountains to tell the story.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,398 —    
1800 2,969 +23.8%
1806 2,880 −3.0%
1821 2,709 −5.9%
1831 2,935 +8.3%
1836 2,945 +0.3%
1841 2,893 −1.8%
1846 3,095 +7.0%
1851 3,220 +4.0%
1856 3,336 +3.6%
1861 3,234 −3.1%
1866 3,682 +13.9%
1872 3,680 −0.1%
1876 3,884 +5.5%
1881 4,078 +5.0%
1886 3,997 −2.0%
1891 3,864 −3.3%
1896 3,737 −3.3%
1901 3,627 −2.9%
1906 3,572 −1.5%
1911 3,794 +6.2%
1921 3,413 −10.0%
1926 3,570 +4.6%
1931 3,510 −1.7%
1936 3,657 +4.2%
1946 3,751 +2.6%
1954 3,684 −1.8%
1962 4,146 +12.5%
1968 5,528 +33.3%
1975 6,221 +12.5%
1982 6,305 +1.4%
1990 6,004 −4.8%
1999 6,182 +3.0%
2008 6,218 +0.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire" (in French). Comité des Parcs et Jardins de France. Retrieved 26 December 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "Terrasson". Office of Tourism. Retrieved 26 December 2008.