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Coat of arms of Bourdeilles
Coat of arms
Bourdeilles is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bourdeilles is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 45°19′22″N 0°35′16″E / 45.3228°N 0.5878°E / 45.3228; 0.5878Coordinates: 45°19′22″N 0°35′16″E / 45.3228°N 0.5878°E / 45.3228; 0.5878
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Brantôme
Intercommunality Brantômois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Olivier Chabreyrou
Area1 21.85 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 775
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 24055 /24310
Elevation 82–192 m (269–630 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.

Bourdeilles is a commune in the Dordogne department (administrative division) in southwestern France.



Historical population
1962 639—    
1968 721+12.8%
1975 654−9.3%
1982 728+11.3%
1990 811+11.4%
1999 777−4.2%
2008 775−0.3%

Notable residents[edit]

  • Pierre de Bourdeille, known as Brantôme (circa 1537 - 1614) abbot commendataire (or secular) of the abbey of Brantôme and Lord of Saint-Crépin de Richemont, is a French soldier and writer, best known for his "light" writings His life as a courtier and a soldier, and that of the illustrious personages whom he met with.
  • Vladimir Volkoff, born on November 7, 1932 in Paris and died on September 14, 2005 (72 years old) in his house of Bourdeilles, is a French writer, author of numerous novels relating notably to Russian history, Cold and the Algerian war, essays devoted to disinformation, but also playwright, poet, biographer and translator. His preferred language for writing is French, but he has published novels in English and texts in Russian.
  • Iain Pattinson, British scriptwriter and broadcaster, lives in Bourdeilles.

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