Gourdon, Lot

Gourdon (French pronunciation: [ɡuʁdɔ̃]; Occitan: Gordon) is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

Gourdon
Town and St Peter church

Coat of arms
Location of Gourdon
Gourdon
Gourdon
Coordinates: 44°44′14″N 1°22′57″E
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementGourdon
CantonGourdon
Government
  MayorArlette Feixa
Area
1
45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,327
  Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
46127 /46300
Elevation130–323 m (427–1,060 ft)
(avg. 263 m or 863 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The small town, Gourdon, close to Rocamadour, is situated in the south west region of France. Gourdon has a rich prehistoric past, and a high concentration of prehistoric sites. Gourdon is the capital of the Bouriane, the natural region part of the Quercy, which extends up to the Dordogne River and neighbours the Périgord.

Geography

The town lies in the middle of the commune, above the right bank of the Bléou, a stream tributary of the Céou, which forms most of the commune's southern border.

Climate

Climate data for Gourdon, Lot (1981–2010 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
25.2
(77.4)
27.5
(81.5)
31.3
(88.3)
32.9
(91.2)
40.7
(105.3)
40.7
(105.3)
41.8
(107.2)
36.8
(98.2)
31.7
(89.1)
24.5
(76.1)
19.4
(66.9)
41.8
(107.2)
Average high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
10.6
(51.1)
14.2
(57.6)
16.9
(62.4)
21.0
(69.8)
24.6
(76.3)
27.4
(81.3)
27.1
(80.8)
23.5
(74.3)
18.7
(65.7)
12.3
(54.1)
9.2
(48.6)
17.9
(64.2)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39.0)
6.0
(42.8)
9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.1
(57.4)
11.4
(52.5)
9.2
(48.6)
4.6
(40.3)
2.3
(36.1)
7.6
(45.7)
Record low °C (°F) −19.0
(−2.2)
−14.2
(6.4)
−12.8
(9.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
−1.4
(29.5)
1.8
(35.2)
5.7
(42.3)
3.8
(38.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.7
(23.5)
−9.0
(15.8)
−13.2
(8.2)
−19.0
(−2.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.5
(2.46)
55.8
(2.20)
60.9
(2.40)
85.1
(3.35)
87.9
(3.46)
79.0
(3.11)
60.0
(2.36)
63.6
(2.50)
77.6
(3.06)
78.3
(3.08)
74.6
(2.94)
71.4
(2.81)
856.7
(33.73)
Average precipitation days 10.6 9.3 10.0 11.5 11.9 8.7 7.1 8.0 8.6 10.4 10.9 10.9 117.9
Average snowy days 2.3 2.2 1.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 1.9 9.9
Average relative humidity (%) 84 78 74 70 73 73 70 73 76 81 84 85 76.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 100.5 120.7 173.9 178.6 213.7 244.6 262.1 247.4 207.8 146.3 93.2 90.3 2,078.9
Source #1: Météo France[2][3]
Source #2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity and snowy days, 1961–1990)[4]

Monuments

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Données climatiques de la station de Gourdon" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. "Climat Midi-Pyrénées" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  4. "Normes et records 1961-1990: Gourdon (46) - altitude 259m" (in French). Infoclimat. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
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