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The church of Our Lady, in Albignac
The church of Our Lady, in Albignac
Coat of arms of Albignac
Coat of arms
Albignac is located in France
Coordinates: 45°08′24″N 1°40′43″E / 45.1399°N 1.6785°E / 45.1399; 1.6785Coordinates: 45°08′24″N 1°40′43″E / 45.1399°N 1.6785°E / 45.1399; 1.6785
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Brive-la-Gaillarde
Canton Midi Corrézien
Intercommunality Canton Beynat
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Simonet
Area1 9.74 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 245
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 19003 /19190
Elevation 154–509 m (505–1,670 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 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.

Albignac is a French commune in the Corrèze department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Albussacois or Albussacoises[1]


Albignac is located some 15 km east of Brive-la-Gaillarde and 20 km south by south-east of Saint-Germain-les-Vergnes. Access to the commune from the south is by the D175 road which branches from the D921 east of Lanteuil. The D175 goes to the village of Albignac then continues north to the hamlet of La Borie and joins the D130 inside the commune. The D130 enters the commune from Aubazine in the north by a circuitous route through La Viallard and exiting the commune in the south-east towards Fontourcy. The D14 road also runs from north to south inside the western side of the commune. There is an extensive network of country roads in the commune. The commune is mixed farmland and forest.[2]

A number of streams cross the commune feeding into the Roanne with the Donjou stream traversing the commune from east to west into the Roanne river which forms both the western and southern borders of the commune. The Roanne flows north into the Correze river at Confolens.[2]


There are a substantial number of hamlets in the commune. These are:

  • Auzelou
  • Bayle
  • Boisgrand
  • la Borie
  • la Borie-Blanche
  • le Bournazel
  • Chantegril
  • la Crozade
  • l'Evescat
  • Flaugeat
  • le Juge
  • Miallet
  • Ombinat
  • Pierrefiche
  • Plainefage
  • le Prieur
  • Puy-de-Bayle
  • Quicolagne
  • Rhode
  • la Rivière
  • les Sautes
  • la Tronche
  • la Verde
  • le Viallard
  • la Voûte

Neighbouring communes and towns[2][edit]


Albignac comes from the Latin name of a man called Albinus or Albinius.

It was called Albiniaco in 1095.


The 11th century Albignac had a priory which belonged to the abbey of Saint-Michel-de-la-Cluse in Piedmont. In the 15th century the priory depended on the Coyroux Priory at Aubazine.

In the 12th century, Albignac depended on the Viscount of Gimel.


Arms of Albignac

Azure, a cross of Or at 1 and 4 a roundel the same, at 2 and 3 a tusk of a boar argent.


List of Successive Mayors of Albignac[3]

From To Name Party Position
1865 1870 Jean-Barthélémi Juin Lamiraudie
2001 2008 Jean-Pierre Brousse
2008 2020 Alain Simonet

(Not all data is known)


In 2010, the commune had 244 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
545 567 568 626 629 618 636 667 681
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
665 592 565 530 557 559 547 520 501
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
506 477 476 391 359 348 353 297 329
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
285 260 226 255 263 258 252 244 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Albignac

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The capital of the Church
The Door of the church from the 13th century

Notable People linked to the commune[edit]

  • Jean-Baptiste Laumond, (born at Albignac on 22 August 1865 and died 18 November 1957 in Aubazine), Mayor of Aubazine, councilor general, MP, Provost of Andorra

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Correze (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099644 Church of Notre-Dame (French)Camera aabb.svg
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000787 Altar, 2 banks of Altar seating, Tabernacle, and Console (French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000001 Capital converted to a Stoup (French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000512 Bronze Bell (French)Camera aabb.svg