Payzac, Dordogne

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Payzac
Payzac église (5).JPG
Coat of arms of Payzac
Coat of arms
Payzac is located in France
Payzac
Payzac
Coordinates: 45°24′06″N 1°13′07″E / 45.4017°N 1.2186°E / 45.4017; 1.2186Coordinates: 45°24′06″N 1°13′07″E / 45.4017°N 1.2186°E / 45.4017; 1.2186
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Lanouaille
Area
 • Land1 47.72 km2 (18.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,064
 • Population2 density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 2432 / 24270
Elevation 236–374 m (774–1,227 ft)
(avg. 334 m or 1,096 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.

Payzac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1853 2,417 —    
1962 1,308 −45.9%
1968 1,407 +7.6%
1975 1,308 −7.0%
1982 1,205 −7.9%
1990 1,106 −8.2%
1999 1,041 −5.9%
2008 1,064 +2.2%

History[edit]

The commune was written as Peisac, Peyzac, Paysac and since the late-19th century: Payzac. The official name Payzac replaced the older name Payzac-de-Lanouaille in 1961.

During the French Revolution on Friday 23 August 1793, the communes of Boisseuilh, Coubjours, Génis, Payzac, Saint-Cyr-les-Champagnes, Saint Mesmin, Salagnac, Savignac, Saint-Trié (Sainte-Trie) and Teillots were detached from the Corrèze department, and reunited to the Dordogne department.

The commune is well known for its Rugby team "l'USPS" (lit. Payzac-Savignac Sporting Union), champion of France 3 in 2000 and in the Périgord-Agenais "regional honor promotion league" in 2007/2008.

Mayors[edit]

A partial list of lords and mayors of Payzac:

  • Jean I of Châtillon (fr), count of Penthièvre, viscount of Limoges, lord of Payzac
  • -1453: Jean de l'Aigle (fr), viscount of Limoges, lord of Payzac
  • 1453-1455: Guillaume de Châtillon (fr), count of, viscount of Limoges, lord of Payzac
  • 1455-1481: Françoise de Châtillon (fr), countess of Périgord, viscountess of Limoges, dame (lady) of Paysac
  • 1481-1516: Jean d'Albret, king of Navarre, count of Périgord, viscount of Limoges, lord of Payzac
  • 1516-1555 - Henri d'Albret, king of Navarre, count of Périgord, viscount of Limoges, lord of Payzac
  • 1555-?: Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre, countess of Périgord, viscountess of Limoges, lady of Paysac
  • ?-1609: Henry IV, king of France and Navarre, count of Périgord, viscount of Limoges, lord of Paysac
  • 1713-1741: François du Mas de Paysac, lord marquess of Paysac
  • 1741-?: Joseph-François du Mas de Paysac, lord marquess of Paysac
  • ?-1789: Charles-Odet du Mas de Paysac, lord marquess of Paysac
  • 1790s: Coustillas, mayor
  • February 1800: Degrassat
  • 6 June 1811: Jean-Baptiste Eyssartier
  • 30 September 1815: Lajugie-Larnaudie
  • April 1817: Leonard Rupin
  • 9 August 1832: Pierre Coustillas
  • 15 May 1852: Piere Joussein
  • February, 1875-?: Pierre Joussein
  • July 1899 - 1911: Gustave le Clare
  • 1908-: Dr. Dupinet
  • 1919-1945: Charles le Clere
  • mid-20th century: Feuillard
  • 2001-2008: François le Clere
  • 2008-2014: Jean-Michel Lamassiaude

Personalities[edit]

Payzac was the birthplace of:

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