Jumilhac-le-Grand

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Jumilhac-le-Grand
Château de Jumilhac
Château de Jumilhac
Coat of arms of Jumilhac-le-Grand
Coat of arms
Location of Jumilhac-le-Grand
Jumilhac-le-Grand is located in France
Jumilhac-le-Grand
Jumilhac-le-Grand
Jumilhac-le-Grand is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Jumilhac-le-Grand
Jumilhac-le-Grand
Coordinates: 45°29′41″N 1°03′51″E / 45.4947°N 1.0642°E / 45.4947; 1.0642Coordinates: 45°29′41″N 1°03′51″E / 45.4947°N 1.0642°E / 45.4947; 1.0642
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementNontron
CantonThiviers
IntercommunalityPays de Jumilhac-le-Grand
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Congé
Area
1
66.67 km2 (25.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
1,237
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24218 /24630
Elevation186–442 m (610–1,450 ft)
(avg. 274 m or 899 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Jumilhac-le-Grand is a commune in the Dordogne dėpartement in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in south western France.

The village lies on the road followed by Richard the Lionheart and on one of the many branches of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route.[citation needed]

Jumilhac-le-Grand is a village of some 1,200 inhabitants in the northern part of the Dordogne. It is within the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park, a protected area with a rich heritage. The landscape is one of hills and valleys and is perfectly suited to walks, bike-rides, and horseback riding. Its distinguishing features are green pastures with Limousin cows alternated by woods, orchards, rivers and lakes. In the rivers and lakes one can fish for trout as well as pike, perch and other coarse species.

The impressive 13th-century[citation needed] castle of Jumilhac is part of the Richard the Lionheart Route together with other neighbouring castles (Nexon, Coussac-Bonneval and Chalus).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,896—    
19681,654−12.8%
19751,535−7.2%
19821,411−8.1%
19901,260−10.7%
19991,215−3.6%
20081,240+2.1%

Sights[edit]

The Château de Jumilhac is classified as an historic building by the French Ministry of Culture.[2] The castle was at first a 12th-century[citation needed] feudal fortress that has been rebuilt and increased many times; most notably in the 17th century during the Renaissance, when new roofs were added that are unique in France.[citation needed] These roofs have enhanced the reputation of the castle, also known as the "Black Pearl" of the Green Périgord for its distinctive black ridge tiles.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture Château de Jumilhac listing

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