Badefols-sur-Dordogne

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Badefols-sur-Dordogne
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Badefols-sur-Dordogne is located in France
Badefols-sur-Dordogne
Badefols-sur-Dordogne
Coordinates: 44°50′39″N 0°47′32″E / 44.8442°N 0.7922°E / 44.8442; 0.7922Coordinates: 44°50′39″N 0°47′32″E / 44.8442°N 0.7922°E / 44.8442; 0.7922
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Buisson-de-Cadouin
Intercommunality Cadouin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Couderc
Area1 6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 206
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 24022 /24150
Elevation 35–180 m (115–591 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 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.

Badefols-sur-Dordogne (Occitan: Badafòl) is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. The commune is situated on the Dordogne River.


Name[edit]

As its name suggests, the town is set on the edge of the Dordogne, on the left bank, downstream from the dam Mauzac.The name of the town is of Occitan origin, but its explanation is uncertain. It could come from badar (gawk) and mad (crazy), or bada foolish (bystander), whose nicknames were dressed the villageois[1][2] The second part of the name naturally refers to the Dordogne, on the left bank of which stood the Village.

History[edit]

In Gallo-Roman times, a port was established on the Dordogne.[3] The construction of the Castle of Badefols is before century the 10th century. The first known written records of the town date back to the 13th century in the forms Badafol and Badefol1.

The town was named in 1864 Badefols.

In 1952 it changes official name, abandons Badefols-de-Cadouin to become Badefols-sur-Dordogne.[4]


By 1790 the town of Badefols-sur-Dordogne is attached to the canton of Cadouin Belvès which depends on the district until 1795, the date of abolition of the districts. In 1801, the township is attached to the district of Bergerac.[5] In 1952, the commune of Badefols-de-Cadouin was renamed Badefols-sur-Dordogne.

It changed its name in 1974, becoming the township Buisson-de-Cadouin.

As part of the 2014 reform defined by the decree of 21 February 2014, township disappears in the departmental elections in March 2015.[6] The town is then attached to the canton of Lalinde, also dependent on the district of Bergerac.

In early 2002, Badefols-sur-Dordogne from its inception integrates the Cadouin Community of Communes. The latter is dissolved at 31 December 2012 and replaced on 1 January 2013 by the community of communes of the Country houses Dordogne-Périgord.

Population[edit]

In 2013, Badefols-sur-Dordogne were 220v people. From the twenty-first century, common census of less than 10 000 inhabitants are held every five years (2004, 2009, 2014, etc. for Badefols-sur-Dordogne). Since 2006, the other dates correspond to legal estimates.

Population of the Municipality
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 172 —    
1968 173 +0.6%
1975 143 −17.3%
1982 150 +4.9%
1990 188 +25.3%
1999 187 −0.5%
2008 206 +10.2%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chantal Tanet et Tristan Hordé, Dictionnaire des noms de lieux du Périgord, éditions Fanlac, 2000, (ISBN 2-86577-215-2), p. 39-40
  2. ^ Le nom occitan des communes du Périgord [archive sur le site du Conseil général de la Dordogne, consulté le 4 février 2014.]
  3. ^ Chantal Tanet et Tristan Hordé, Dictionnaire des noms de lieux du Périgord, éditions Fanlac, 2000, (ISBN 2-86577-215-2), p. 39-40
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui [archive sur le site de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales.].
  5. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui [archive sur le site de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales.]
  6. ^ Légifrance, « Décret no 2014-218 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Dordogne »

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