Bort-les-Orgues

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Bort-les-Orgues
Chateaux of Val
Chateaux of Val
Coat of arms of Bort-les-Orgues
Coat of arms
Bort-les-Orgues is located in France
Bort-les-Orgues
Bort-les-Orgues
Coordinates: 45°24′N 2°30′E / 45.4°N 2.5°E / 45.4; 2.5Coordinates: 45°24′N 2°30′E / 45.4°N 2.5°E / 45.4; 2.5
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Ussel
Canton Bort-les-Orgues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nathalie Delcouderc-Juillard
Area1 15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,194
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 19028 / 19110
Elevation 403–788 m (1,322–2,585 ft)
(avg. 437 m or 1,434 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.

Bort-les-Orgues (Bòrt in Occitan) is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.

Geography[edit]

Bort-les-Orgues is situated on the Dordogne River.

The river Rhue forms part of the commune's southeastern border, then flows into the Dordogne.

Sights[edit]

Bort-les-Orgues takes is name from "Les Orgues", an organ-shaped old volcano at the foot of which it lies.

Another touristic feature is the medieval Château de Val, emerging from the side of a lake created by a high dam built on the river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 5,115 —    
1968 4,937 −3.5%
1975 5,075 +2.8%
1982 4,509 −11.2%
1990 4,208 −6.7%
1999 3,535 −16.0%
2008 3,194 −9.6%

Personalities[edit]

  • Bort-les-Orgues was the birthplace of the philosopher Jean-François Marmontel (1723–1799).
  • Lina Margy, the famous French singer of the "Petit Vin Blanc" was born in Rue de Piechecros, in Bort-les-Orgues (1914–1973)

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