Solignac

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Solignac
The Romanesque bridge in Solignac, with the abbey and surrounding buildings beyond
The Romanesque bridge in Solignac, with the abbey and surrounding buildings beyond
Coat of arms of Solignac
Coat of arms
Location of Solignac
Solignac is located in France
Solignac
Solignac
Solignac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Solignac
Solignac
Coordinates: 45°45′22″N 1°16′34″E / 45.7561°N 1.2761°E / 45.7561; 1.2761Coordinates: 45°45′22″N 1°16′34″E / 45.7561°N 1.2761°E / 45.7561; 1.2761
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementLimoges
CantonCondat-sur-Vienne
IntercommunalityCA Limoges Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvette Aubisse
Area
1
16.54 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,599
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
87192 /87110
Elevation12–392 m (39–1,286 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Solignac (Occitan: Solenhac) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France.

Geography[edit]

The village lies on the right bank of the Briance, which flows westward through the commune. It contains the former Abbey of Solignac, part of the Benedictine order; founded in 631 and rebuilt several times, the current buildings date from the 17th century. Suppressed during the French Revolution and used as a porcelain factory until 1931, the former Abbey church is known as an exceptional example of Romanesque architecture and has been designated a National Historic Monument.[2]

Inhabitants are known as Solignacois.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ De la Bouton, J. "Solignac, Abbey of". Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.