Sainte-Orse

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Sainte-Orse
Post office and town hall
Post office and town hall
Location of Sainte-Orse
Sainte-Orse is located in France
Sainte-Orse
Sainte-Orse
Sainte-Orse is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Sainte-Orse
Sainte-Orse
Coordinates: 45°12′16″N 1°04′35″E / 45.2044°N 1.0764°E / 45.2044; 1.0764Coordinates: 45°12′16″N 1°04′35″E / 45.2044°N 1.0764°E / 45.2044; 1.0764
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementSarlat-la-Canéda
CantonHaut-Périgord Noir
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Camille Géraud
Area
1
23.54 km2 (9.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
366
 • Density16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24473 /24210
Elevation163–292 m (535–958 ft)
(avg. 231 m or 758 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sainte-Orse is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The church of Saint Ursus (Saint Ours) dates from the 11th-12th century. The castle dates from the 15th-16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962 445—    
1968 486+9.2%
1975 460−5.3%
1982 404−12.2%
1990 372−7.9%
1999 358−3.8%
2008 375+4.7%

Village history[edit]

The first written reference of the town is the village church, "Sancta Ursa" recorded in the year 1072.[2] The "Cassini map" of France between 1756 and 1789, shows the village under the name of "'Saint Orse"', and during the revolutionary period of the National Convention (1792-1795), the name was "'Orse-le-stony".[3]

Landmarks[edit]

A number of historic buildings are located in the town:

  • Church of Saint-Ours, 11th or 12th century Romanesque Church with a 19th-century bell tower. It is listed as a historical monument since 1970.[4]
  • Several Merovingian sarcophagi.[5]
  • The Church also preserves a relic of Pope John Paul II (a piece of the belt of the former Pontiff).
  • Château de Sainte-Orse, 15th and 16th centuries.[6]
  • La Salle gentilhommiere, 18th century, today a school.
  • 18th century Manor of La Faye.
  • Château de Laudonie Den of Peyre-brune.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Chantal Tanet and Tristan Hordé, "Dictionary of the place names of the Périgord", (Fanlac, 2000), p.381.
  3. ^ Notice Comunale.
  4. ^ http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/merimee_fr?ACTION=CHERCHER&FIELD_1=REF&VALUE_1=PA00082882 Monuments historiques] entry at French Ministry of Culture.
  5. ^ Monuments historiques ministère français de la Culture.
  6. ^ Guy Penaud, Dictionnaire des châteaux du Périgord (Sud Ouest, 1996) p. 255.

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