Donzenac

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Donzenac
Commune
A mediaeval street in Donzenac
A mediaeval street in Donzenac
Coat of arms of Donzenac
Coat of arms
Donzenac is located in France
Donzenac
Donzenac
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Donzenac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Donzenac
Donzenac
Coordinates: 45°13′41″N 1°31′30″E / 45.2281°N 1.525°E / 45.2281; 1.525Coordinates: 45°13′41″N 1°31′30″E / 45.2281°N 1.525°E / 45.2281; 1.525
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Brive-la-Gaillarde
Canton Allassac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Laporte
Area1 24.12 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,440
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 19072 /19270
Elevation 112–388 m (367–1,273 ft)
(avg. 204 m or 669 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.

Donzenac is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Commune of the urban area of Brive-la-Gaillarde located in the Massif Central on the national road N20, 10km north of Brive-la-Gaillarde

Perched on an outcrop dominating the Maumont, resulting from the confluence of the Maumont Blanc and the Maumont Noir. Another tributary of the Maumont, the Clan stream waters the western part of the communal territory.

The Château district, Donzenac, a former fortified village, still retains its medieval appearance with its high walls, narrow, winding lanes that all return to the Church district.

The village of Travassac, located 3km above the town, is one of the most important hamlets of the commune. It is a typical village once inhabited by slate workers who worked in the quarry.

This hamlet is home to a vertically operated former open slate quarry. This unique site in Europe is now open to the public.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,059—    
19681,884−8.5%
19751,795−4.7%
19821,908+6.3%
19902,050+7.4%
19992,143+4.5%
20082,440+13.9%

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