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Pailloles is located in France
Coordinates: 44°28′17″N 0°38′37″E / 44.4714°N 0.6436°E / 44.4714; 0.6436Coordinates: 44°28′17″N 0°38′37″E / 44.4714°N 0.6436°E / 44.4714; 0.6436
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Canton Canton of Cancon
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Bastide et Châteaux en Guyenne
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Gerbeau
Area1 9.16 km2 (3.54 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 281
 • Density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 47198 /47440
Elevation 54–180 m (177–591 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Pailloles is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.

Origins of the name[edit]

The present commune of Pailloles in fact contains two ancient settlements with their own parish churches, the southern part being Pailloles proper while the northern part is Senezelles.

The name of Pailloles appears in a Latin document of the 1400s as Pajoliis and then in the local language of Occitan in 1506 and 1511 as Las Palholas, the first mention in French being as Les Pailloles in 1520. The previous name was that of its church, Sanctus Gervasius de Cantes in Latin or St Gervais de Cantes in French. The meaning of “pailloles” is unclear, possible referring to the houses being roofed with straw (“palea” in Latin and “ palha” in Occitan). The name Senezelles possibly denotes a leper refuge.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boyrie-Fénié, Bénédicte (2012), Dictionnaire toponymique des communes du Lot et Garonne', Pau: CAIRN 
  2. ^ Burgan, Paul; Lafon, André (2006), Toponymie du Tarn-et-Garonne, Association Antonin Perbosc, pp. 281–282