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General view from les Orgues.
General view from les Orgues.
Coat of arms of Bort-les-Orgues
Coat of arms
Bort-les-Orgues is located in France
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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Ussel
Canton Bort-les-Orgues
 • 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)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.


Bort-les-Orgues is situated on the Dordogne.

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


Bort-les-Orgues takes its name from les Orgues, an organ-shaped old volcano at the foot of which it lies.
The waterfall from the Saut de la Saule on the Rhue.
Another touristic feature is the medieval Château de Val located in Lanobre, emerging from the side of a lake created by a high dam built on the river.


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%


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

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