Perquie

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Perquie
Château de Ravignan
Château de Ravignan
Location of Perquie
Perquie is located in France
Perquie
Perquie
Perquie is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Perquie
Perquie
Coordinates: 43°52′42″N 0°16′58″W / 43.8783°N 0.2828°W / 43.8783; -0.2828Coordinates: 43°52′42″N 0°16′58″W / 43.8783°N 0.2828°W / 43.8783; -0.2828
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLandes
ArrondissementMont-de-Marsan
CantonAdour Armagnac
IntercommunalityPays de Villeneuve-de-Marsan en Armagnac Landais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Yves Arrestat
Area
1
26.34 km2 (10.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
366
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
40221 /40190
Elevation58–121 m (190–397 ft)
(avg. 89 m or 292 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Perquie is a commune, a small town located in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (the Aquitaine region) in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants of Perquie are called the Perquois and the Perquoises. The 370 inhabitants of the village of Perquie live on a total surface of 26 km2 with a density of 14 inhabitants per km2 and an average altitude of 90 m. Since the last census from 1999 to 2008, the population has increased from 297 to 370 and has increased sharply by 24.58%. The population of the city is about 14.05 inhabitants in km²[2]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,056—    
1806748−29.2%
1821804+7.5%
1831747−7.1%
1841775+3.7%
1851885+14.2%
1861887+0.2%
1872961+8.3%
1881910−5.3%
1891870−4.4%
1901830−4.6%
1911735−11.4%
1921602−18.1%
1931565−6.1%
1946555−1.8%
1965505−9.0%
1962468−7.3%
1968389−16.9%
1975343−11.8%
1982332−3.2%
1990294−11.4%
1999297+1.0%
2008370+24.6%
2013361−2.4%

Geography[edit]

The neighboring towns are Villeneuve-de-Marsan at 2.42 km, Arthez-d'Armagnac at 3.03 km, Saint-Gein at 4.84 km, Pujo-le-Plan at 4.45 km, Hontanx at 6.04 km. The nearest large town of Perquie is Mont-de-Marsan and is 17.55 kilometers south as the crow flies. The nearest train station to Perquie is in Mont-de-Marsan (17.78 kilometers). The present village of Perquie is Jean-Yves Arrestat.[3]

Attractions[edit]

  • Le Château de Ravignan

The castle of Ravignan, is an elegant Louis XIII style residence, nestled in the very heart of the commune of Perquie in France, surrounded by a beautiful French park. The imposing structure is enveloped by formal gardens and woodlands. The present establishment was constructed on the ruins of a medieval castle in 1663. It has been designated as a 'monument historique' by the esteemed French Ministry of Culture. The highlight of this place is the cellars, which is known to produce the finest Armagnac brandy. Inside the building is listed on the Historical Monuments, furniture, and antique objects, costumes of the eighteenth century, as well as an important collection of drawings and engravings representing Henry IV, are all attractions to discover. Producer of Armagnac for more than three centuries, it is quite naturally that the domain of Ravignan offers a guided tour of its cellars, evoking the history and manufacture of the famous eau-de-vie![4][circular reference]

  • Animal park of Nahuques

With free admission, this park lets children play around, where they can also see animals like goats, sheep, Corsican mouflons, llamas, deer, emus, swans, etc. in semi-freedom protected space.[5]

  • Arènes de Plumaçon[6]

The Plumaçon arenas were built in 1889 and enlarged in 1933 by the architect Franck Bonnefous. This aficionado will unveil the secrets of the Plumaçon arenas. The arena contains 7,000 seats.[7][circular reference]

  • Despiau-Wlérick Museum

The Musée Despiau Wlérick, is one of the popular tourist attractions in the area to discover during the holiday. It's located near Mont-de-Marsan. The museum has modern figurative designs, which presents 1800 artworks of famous sculptures from 1880 till 1950.[8]

Economic[edit]

The number of working people in 2013 was 220 (men and women), at the age of 15 to 64 years old. Of which 169 people were active and 52 were inactive. The classification of active people was defined between employed- and unemployed people, and the inactive categories were retirement, study reason and also other reason for being inactive.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.communes.com/aquitaine/landes/perquie_40190/
  3. ^ http://www.communes.com/aquitaine/landes/perquie_40190/
  4. ^ fr:Château de Ravignan
  5. ^ https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Tourist-Attraction/Mont_de_Marsan-40000-Nahuques_Park-a5abqp4m
  6. ^ http://regiefetes.montdemarsan.fr/lutece/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page_id=17
  7. ^ fr:Arènes du Plumaçon
  8. ^ https://travelguide.michelin.com/europe/france/aquitaine/landes/mont-de-marsan/despiau-wlerick-museum
  9. ^ https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2518836#consulter