Bourgougnague

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Bourgougnague
The church in Bourgougnague
The church in Bourgougnague
Bourgougnague is located in France
Bourgougnague
Bourgougnague
Coordinates: 44°37′03″N 0°25′02″E / 44.6175°N 0.4172°E / 44.6175; 0.4172Coordinates: 44°37′03″N 0°25′02″E / 44.6175°N 0.4172°E / 44.6175; 0.4172
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Marmande
Canton Lauzun
Intercommunality Pays de Lauzun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Constantin
Area1 11.73 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 285
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 47035 /47410
Elevation 53–131 m (174–430 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Bourgougnague is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1800 528 —    
1806 524 −0.8%
1821 594 +13.4%
1831 628 +5.7%
1836 630 +0.3%
1841 569 −9.7%
1846 576 +1.2%
1851 587 +1.9%
1856 601 +2.4%
1861 564 −6.2%
1866 531 −5.9%
1872 511 −3.8%
1876 486 −4.9%
1881 492 +1.2%
1886 440 −10.6%
1891 405 −8.0%
1896 374 −7.7%
1901 355 −5.1%
1906 357 +0.6%
1911 337 −5.6%
1921 314 −6.8%
1926 348 +10.8%
1931 364 +4.6%
1936 364 +0.0%
1946 346 −4.9%
1954 344 −0.6%
1962 302 −12.2%
1968 239 −20.9%
1975 224 −6.3%
1982 254 +13.4%
1990 256 +0.8%
1999 233 −9.0%
2006 271 +16.3%
2009 285 +5.2%

History[edit]

From the 4th century AD, barbarians swept into the Gallic Empire. In the 5th century, the Germanic peoples and Burgundians settled in the area. The town owes its name to these people: the pronunciation in Germanic gave "Burgundiaca" meaning "field of the Burgundians."

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Our Lady of Bourgougnague (Église Notre-Dame de Bourgougnague) from the 13th century. The choir was painted before World War II by the Italian painter Giovanni Masutti, from Stevana in the Treviso region.
  • The Church of St. Lawrence (Église de Saint-Laurent).
  • Jolibert Castle (Château de Jolibert) which houses the first of the Rural Family Homes (Maison familiale rurale - an association devoted to educate young people) in Europe.
  • The manor of the great moor with its chapel dating from the 16th century. This area is a dependency of the Lauzun castle but was also a hunting reserve of King Henry IV.

Famous people[edit]

  • Abbé Pierre-Joseph Granereau: founder of the Rural Family Homes (Maison familiale rurale .

See also[edit]

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