Duras, Lot-et-Garonne

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The château in Duras
The château in Duras
Coat of arms of Duras
Coat of arms
Duras is located in France
Coordinates: 44°40′37″N 0°11′01″E / 44.6769°N 0.1836°E / 44.6769; 0.1836Coordinates: 44°40′37″N 0°11′01″E / 44.6769°N 0.1836°E / 44.6769; 0.1836
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Marmande
Canton Duras
Area1 20.17 km2 (7.79 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 1,316
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 47086 /47120
Elevation 28–128 m (92–420 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Duras is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.

The town is traversed by the Dropt river.

Notable people[edit]

  • David Hume of Godscroft (1558-1629), Scottish historian and philosopher, was the pastor in Duras 1604-1614.
  • The writer Marguerite Donnadieu (1914–1996) took the pseudonym "Marguerite Duras" in 1943, after this village, where her father's house was located.

Sister cities[edit]

Duras is twinned with the following cities:

See also[edit]