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Coat of arms of Issigeac
Coat of arms
Issigeac is located in France
Coordinates: 44°43′48″N 0°36′25″E / 44.73°N 0.607°E / 44.73; 0.607Coordinates: 44°43′48″N 0°36′25″E / 44.73°N 0.607°E / 44.73; 0.607
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Issigeac
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Castagner
Area1 9.50 km2 (3.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 648
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 24212 /24560
Elevation 94–166 m (308–545 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.

Issigeac is a small medieval village that dates back to Roman times, located in the Périgord and is approximately 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Bergerac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a commune of the Dordogne department.

A village with roots in antiquity, today it is a quaint village with timbered houses circling the church and Bishop's Palace (17th century). The village is circular in plan with most buildings of medieval half-timbered style (most are original) and still retains much of its 13th-century walls. In 1438 it was pillaged by Rodrigo de Villandrando.

The village is set in the midst of wine country, close to the famous Chateau de Monbazillac and their famous sweet dessert wines. Many other wineries can be visited including Chateau Jaubertie.

Throughout the year the village hosts a number of festivals and events and has a thriving market on Sunday mornings, where many gastronomic delights are available as well as an exceptional selection of local wines, meats, fruit and vegetables brought directly to the market by their producers.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 712 —    
1968 709 −0.4%
1975 669 −5.6%
1982 686 +2.5%
1990 638 −7.0%
1999 617 −3.3%
2008 648 +5.0%

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