Touzac, Lot

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Touzac
The Source Bleue
The Source Bleue
Touzac is located in France
Touzac
Touzac
Coordinates: 44°29′54″N 1°03′22″E / 44.4983°N 1.0561°E / 44.4983; 1.0561Coordinates: 44°29′54″N 1°03′22″E / 44.4983°N 1.0561°E / 44.4983; 1.0561
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Lot
Arrondissement Cahors
Canton Puy-l'Évêque
Area1 4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 355
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46321 / 46700

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Touzac is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

Situated in a bend of the picturesque river Lot, many of its buildings date from the 1840s and 1850s and were constructed in a wave of economic development that followed the opening of the metallurgical factory in nearby Fumel. Today, after the factory in Fumel has seen most of its operations moved to Spain in the 1970s and 1980s (a loss of some 3500 jobs) and after the decline of agriculture, Touzac, like many other villages in the area, is becoming a popular tourist destination.

One of its attractions is La source bleue, a blue spring near the river. Next to the spring is a water mill, and the domaine is now a hotel and restaurant named for the spring.[1] Marguerite Moreno lived here during World War II.[2]

Population[edit]

  • 1793: 461
  • 1800: 830
  • 1821: 829
  • 1831: 1028
  • 1836: 972
  • 1841: 457
  • 1846: 446
  • 1851: 459
  • 1856: 445
  • 1861: 435
  • 1866: 423
  • 1872: 417
  • 1876: 428
  • 1881: 414
  • 1886: 414
  • 1891: 404
  • 1896: 383
  • 1901: 353
  • 1906: 334
  • 1911: 338
  • 1921: 279
  • 1926: 274
  • 1931: 293
  • 1936: 274
  • 1946: 290
  • 1962: 376
  • 1968: 406
  • 1975: 382
  • 1982: 417
  • 1990: 412
  • 1999: 341
  • 2006: 345
  • 2008: 351
  • 2011: 359

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Teneze, François (2008). Midi-Pyrénées. Petit Futé. p. 456. ISBN 9782746921146. 
  2. ^ Sauteron, François (2012). Le Quercy martyrisé: Occupation, Libération, retour des absents. Editions L'Harmattan. p. 109. ISBN 9782296497115.