Biron, Dordogne

Biron is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.

Biron
A general view of Biron

Coat of arms
Location of Biron
Biron
Biron
Coordinates: 44°37′54″N 0°52′23″E
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementBergerac
CantonLalinde
IntercommunalityMonpaziérois
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Bruno Desmaison
Area
1
12.98 km2 (5.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
188
  Density14/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24043 /24540
Elevation128–240 m (420–787 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Biron lies between the Dropt and Lède rivers between the towns of Monpazier, Villeréal and Villefranche-du-Périgord.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1864555    
1962122−78.0%
1968123+0.8%
1975121−1.6%
1982120−0.8%
1990132+10.0%
1999140+6.1%
2008183+30.7%

Sights

Biron is dominated by the Château de Biron, which overlooks the village and was a bastion in medieval times. Today the château is a tourist hotspot in the summer months.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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