Gourdon, Lot

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Gourdon
Town and St Peter church
Town and St Peter church
Coat of arms of Gourdon
Coat of arms
Gourdon is located in France
Gourdon
Gourdon
Coordinates: 44°44′14″N 1°22′57″E / 44.7371°N 1.3825°E / 44.7371; 1.3825Coordinates: 44°44′14″N 1°22′57″E / 44.7371°N 1.3825°E / 44.7371; 1.3825
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Gourdon
Government
 • Mayor Arlette Feixa
Area1 45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,882
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 46127 /46300
Elevation 130–323 m (427–1,060 ft)
(avg. 263 m or 863 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.

Gourdon (French pronunciation: ​[ɡuʁdɔ̃]; Occitan: Gordon) is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

The small town, Gourdon, close to Rocamadour, is situated in the south west region of France. Gourdon has a rich prehistoric past, and a high concentration of prehistoric sites. Gourdon is the capital of the Bouriane, the natural region part of the Quercy, which extends up to the Dordogne River and neighbours the Périgord.

Geography[edit]

The town lies in the middle of the commune, above the right bank of the Bléou, a stream tributary of the Céou, which forms most of the commune's southern border.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Gourdon, Lot (1981–2010 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
25.2
(77.4)
27.5
(81.5)
31.3
(88.3)
32.9
(91.2)
40.7
(105.3)
40.7
(105.3)
41.8
(107.2)
36.8
(98.2)
31.7
(89.1)
24.5
(76.1)
19.4
(66.9)
41.8
(107.2)
Average high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
10.6
(51.1)
14.2
(57.6)
16.9
(62.4)
21.0
(69.8)
24.6
(76.3)
27.4
(81.3)
27.1
(80.8)
23.5
(74.3)
18.7
(65.7)
12.3
(54.1)
9.2
(48.6)
17.9
(64.2)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39)
6.0
(42.8)
9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.1
(57.4)
11.4
(52.5)
9.2
(48.6)
4.6
(40.3)
2.3
(36.1)
7.6
(45.7)
Record low °C (°F) −19.0
(−2.2)
−14.2
(6.4)
−12.8
(9)
−4.5
(23.9)
−1.4
(29.5)
1.8
(35.2)
5.7
(42.3)
3.8
(38.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.7
(23.5)
−9.0
(15.8)
−13.2
(8.2)
−19.0
(−2.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.5
(2.461)
55.8
(2.197)
60.9
(2.398)
85.1
(3.35)
87.9
(3.461)
79.0
(3.11)
60.0
(2.362)
63.6
(2.504)
77.6
(3.055)
78.3
(3.083)
74.6
(2.937)
71.4
(2.811)
856.7
(33.728)
Average precipitation days 10.6 9.3 10.0 11.5 11.9 8.7 7.1 8.0 8.6 10.4 10.9 10.9 117.9
Average snowy days 2.3 2.2 1.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 1.9 9.9
Average relative humidity (%) 84 78 74 70 73 73 70 73 76 81 84 85 76.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 100.5 120.7 173.9 178.6 213.7 244.6 262.1 247.4 207.8 146.3 93.2 90.3 2,078.9
Source #1: Météo France[1][2]
Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990)[3]

Monuments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Gourdon" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Climat Midi-Pyrénées" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Gourdon (46) - altitude 259m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved January 8, 2016.