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Villetoureix is located in France
Coordinates: 45°15′51″N 0°21′48″E / 45.2642°N 0.3633°E / 45.2642; 0.3633Coordinates: 45°15′51″N 0°21′48″E / 45.2642°N 0.3633°E / 45.2642; 0.3633
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Ribérac
Intercommunality Ribéracois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rolland Torres
Area1 16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 877
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 24586 /24600
Elevation 56–161 m (184–528 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 ft)

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.

Villetoureix is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.


Villetoureix is situated on a hill on the right bank of the river Dronne, near Ribérac, in the Périgord blanc area. The commune consists of the village Villetoureix and the minor settlements of la Pouyade, la Borie, Mayac and la Dérame. Neighbouring communes are Ribérac and Saint-Méard-de-Drône to the south, Celles to the east, Bertric-Burée to the north and Allemans to the west.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 649 —    
1968 667 +2.8%
1975 728 +9.1%
1982 750 +3.0%
1990 779 +3.9%
1999 762 −2.2%
2008 877 +15.1%


The first traces of inhabitants date back to the Gallo-Roman era, but development of the village started in the 17th century, when the château de la Rigale was built.

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