Le Fleix

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Le Fleix
Eglise St Etienne du Fleix.jpg
Coat of arms of Le Fleix
Coat of arms
Le Fleix is located in France
Le Fleix
Le Fleix
Coordinates: 44°52′31″N 0°14′32″E / 44.8752°N 0.2422°E / 44.8752; 0.2422Coordinates: 44°52′31″N 0°14′32″E / 44.8752°N 0.2422°E / 44.8752; 0.2422
Country France
Region Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton La Force
Intercommunality Dordogne-Eyraud-Lidoire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Dupuy
Area1 18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,425
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 24182 / 24130
Elevation 6–157 m (20–515 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.

Le Fleix is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Le Fleix lies on the banks of the Dordogne River at a place where the river bends. This is likely the origin of the name "flexus".

History[edit]

Le Fleix is famous for the Treaty of Fleix, signed there in 1580.

There were once two castles in Le Fleix, the Old Castle, which was destroyed, and the New Castle built in the 17th century as a residence for Frédéric de Foix. It was sold during the French Revolution, and became a Protestant church in 1805.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,129 —    
1968 1,253 +11.0%
1975 1,224 −2.3%
1982 1,241 +1.4%
1990 1,278 +3.0%
1999 1,342 +5.0%
2008 1,425 +6.2%

Economy[edit]

The harbour is active in the timber and wine trades. The economy, once based on the river, is now primarily viticultural.

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