Floirac, Lot

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Floirac
Commune
The Tower of Floirac
The Tower of Floirac
Floirac is located in France
Floirac
Floirac
Location within Occitanie region
Floirac is located in Occitanie
Floirac
Floirac
Coordinates: 44°55′00″N 1°39′19″E / 44.9167°N 1.6553°E / 44.9167; 1.6553Coordinates: 44°55′00″N 1°39′19″E / 44.9167°N 1.6553°E / 44.9167; 1.6553
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Martel
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Martel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Bonnet-Madin
Area1 19.02 km2 (7.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 268
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 46106 /46600
Elevation 90–345 m (295–1,132 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 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.

Floirac is a commune in the Lot department (46) in south-western France.

Geography[edit]

Floirac has a surface of 19,02 km² and has 268 inhabitants (as of 2006), which makes a population density of 14 inhabitants per km². The coordinates are 44° 55' N and 1° 39' E. The altitude varies between 90 und 345 metres above sea level with an average of 132 metres.[1][2][3] The River Dordogne is flowing through the town. The Département street D 43 and a single track railway crosses it.

Neighbour towns[edit]

  • St-Denis-lès-Martel
  • Mézels
  • Carennac
  • Lavalade
  • Montvalent
  • Copeyre
  • Gluges
  • Trauchou

Politics[edit]

The mayor of Floirac since March 2001 is Frédéric Bonnet-Madin.

Objects of interest[edit]

  • Chapel Saint-Roch au Barry (15th century)
  • Church Saint-Georges from the seventeenth century

Notable people[edit]

  • Ben Pelling

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Floirac on the website of INSEE (in French)
  • Floirac on the website of QUID (in French)
  • Floirac at pagesperso-orange.fr (in French)