Meyrals

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Meyrals
Meyrals,Dordogne, France.jpg
Location of Meyrals
Meyrals is located in France
Meyrals
Meyrals
Meyrals is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Meyrals
Meyrals
Coordinates: 44°53′59″N 1°03′53″E / 44.8997°N 1.0647°E / 44.8997; 1.0647Coordinates: 44°53′59″N 1°03′53″E / 44.8997°N 1.0647°E / 44.8997; 1.0647
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementSarlat-la-Canéda
CantonVallée Dordogne
IntercommunalityVallée de la Dordogne
Government
 • Mayor (2014-) Joel Le Corre
Area
1
18.16 km2 (7.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
650
 • Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24268 /24220
Elevation90–267 m (295–876 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Meyrals is a commune in the Dordogne department in the southwest of France.

Meyrals is in the Périgord and, specifically, the Périgord Noir (Black Périgord), in Aquitaine.

A stone house in Meyrals

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962 429—    
1968 434+1.2%
1975 368−15.2%
1982 385+4.6%
1990 417+8.3%
1999 468+12.2%
2008 578+23.5%
Cabanes (huts made with stones without mortar) in Meyrals

Personalities[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Festival des épouvantails (Scarecrows) has been held every summer from 1999 to the present.
  • The village of Meyrals was the setting for the film "Périgord noir" (1988), with Roland Giraud.

International relations[edit]

Meyral has one sister city:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jacqueline Jouanel, Histoire de Meyrals, des origines à la Révolution, édition Récéad, 2007

External links[edit]