Saux

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Saux
The Chateau of Saux
The Chateau of Saux
Location of Saux
Saux is located in France
Saux
Saux
Saux is located in Occitanie
Saux
Saux
Coordinates: 44°23′27″N 1°05′10″E / 44.3908°N 1.0861°E / 44.3908; 1.0861Coordinates: 44°23′27″N 1°05′10″E / 44.3908°N 1.0861°E / 44.3908; 1.0861
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementCahors
CantonPuy-l'Évêque
CommunePorte-du-Quercy
Area
1
8.31 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
104
 • Density13/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
46800
Elevation173–275 m (568–902 ft)
(avg. 242 m or 794 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saux (pronounced "Sox") is a former commune in the Lot department in south-western France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune of Porte-du-Quercy.[2][3]

History[edit]

The army of Simon de Montfort ravaged the village and demolished two castles there.[4]

Administration[edit]

Before 1789, there were two parishes in that village, the one at Saux known by the name of St. Andrew, the other at Tourniac by the name of St. Hilaire.[4] Curiously, both were a detached possession of the castellany of Lauzerte,[5] despite being part of the Diocese of Cahors.[4]

At that time, the village was known as Saux-de-Tourniac.[6][7]

Tourniac[edit]

Tourniac, former commune in Lot, today part of Saux.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Quet, Didier (January 11, 2019). "Derniers vœux de Saint-Matré, commune fondatrice de Porte-du-Quercy" [Last wishes of Saint-Matré, founding commune of Porte-du-Quercy]. actu.fr. La Vie Quercynoise. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 28 September 2018 (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Combarieu, Louis (1881). Dictionnaire des communes du Lot [Dictionary of communes of Lot] (in French). Cahors: A. Laytou. p. 211.
  5. ^ Lartigaut, Jean (July–September 1997). Le repeuplement de Ferrières au XVe siècle. Le repaire, le village et l‘église. Naissance d‘une coseignerie directe dasn un cadre paroissial [The repopulation of Ferrières in the 15th century. The den, the village and the church. Birth of a direct coseignerie in a parish setting] (in French). 118. Cahors: Bulletin de la Société des études littéraires, scientifiques et artistiques du Lot. p. 78.
  6. ^ Magnan, Dominique (1765). Desaint, Jean-Charles (ed.). Dictionnaire géographique portatif de la France [Portable geographical dictionary of France] (in French). 4. Paris. p. 44. Saux-de-Tourniac
  7. ^ Saugrain, Claude-Marin (1726). Saugrain; Prault, Pierre (eds.). Dictionnaire universel de la France ancienne et moderne [Universal dictionary of ancient and modern France] (in French). 3. Paris. p. 76. Saux-de-Tourniac