Castillon-la-Bataille

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Castillon-la-Bataille
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Castillon-la-Bataille
Coat of arms
Location of Castillon-la-Bataille
Castillon-la-Bataille is located in France
Castillon-la-Bataille
Castillon-la-Bataille
Castillon-la-Bataille is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Castillon-la-Bataille
Castillon-la-Bataille
Coordinates: 44°51′14″N 0°02′35″W / 44.854°N 0.043°W / 44.854; -0.043Coordinates: 44°51′14″N 0°02′35″W / 44.854°N 0.043°W / 44.854; -0.043
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLibourne
CantonLes Coteaux de Dordogne
IntercommunalityCastillon Pujols
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Holmière
Area
1
5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,197
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
33108 /33350
Elevation2–104 m (6.6–341.2 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Castillon-la-Bataille (Occitan: Castilhon de la Batalha) is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

This area was the site of the last battle of the Hundred Years' War, the Battle of Castillon, fought July 17, 1453. Castillon-la-Bataille, on the Dordogne river, saw the battle in which John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, charged valiantly but foolishly at the French artillery and was slain at the age of nearly 70, along with his son, John Talbot, 1st Viscount Lisle, and most of the rest of the small English force that had gone out to try to prevent Bordeaux falling to the French king. This was the last battle in the Hundred Years' War.

Near La Mothe-Montraval, on the right bank of the Dordogne, a tumulus is pointed out under the name of Talbot's tomb; but it is known that his body was removed by his friends to St Alkmund's Church, Whitchurch, in Shropshire in England.[2] [3] On November 27, 1953, the name of the town was changed from Castillon-sur-Dordogne to its current name.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,096—    
19683,102+0.2%
19753,166+2.1%
19823,207+1.3%
19903,020−5.8%
19993,113+3.1%
20083,362+8.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Murray's Hand-Book for Travellers in France (Eleventh ed.). London: John Murray. 1870. pp. 238–239.
  3. ^ Tony Milne (2016). Myth of England (First ed.). London: Handmaid. p. 278.

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