Payzac, Dordogne

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Payzac
The church in Payzac
The church in Payzac
Coat of arms of Payzac
Coat of arms
Location of Payzac
Payzac is located in France
Payzac
Payzac
Payzac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementNontron
CantonIsle-Loue-Auvézère
Area
1
47.72 km2 (18.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,002
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
2432 /24270
Elevation236–374 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.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
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:

  • 1345-6 Charles de Blois and Jeanne de Penthievre, duke and duchess of Brittany, viscount and viscountess of Limoges
  • 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:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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