Jumilhac-le-Grand

Jumilhac-le-Grand is a commune in the Dordogne dėpartement in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in south western France.

Jumilhac-le-Grand
Château de Jumilhac

Coat of arms
Location of Jumilhac-le-Grand
Jumilhac-le-Grand
Jumilhac-le-Grand
Coordinates: 45°29′41″N 1°03′51″E
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementNontron
CantonThiviers
IntercommunalityPays de Jumilhac-le-Grand
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Yves Congé
Area
1
66.67 km2 (25.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,297
  Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24218 /24630
Elevation186–442 m (610–1,450 ft)
(avg. 274 m or 899 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The village lies on the road followed by Richard the Lionheart and on one of the many branches of the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route.

Jumilhac-le-Grand is a village of some 1,200 inhabitants in the northern part of the Dordogne. It is within the Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park, a protected area with a rich heritage. The landscape is one of hills and valleys and is perfectly suited to walks, bike-rides, and horseback riding. Its distinguishing features are green pastures with Limousin cows alternated by woods, orchards, rivers and lakes. In the rivers and lakes one can fish for trout as well as pike, perch and other coarse species.

The impressive 13th-century castle of Jumilhac is part of the Richard the Lionheart Route together with other neighbouring castles (Nexon, Coussac-Bonneval and Chalus).

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,896    
19681,654−12.8%
19751,535−7.2%
19821,411−8.1%
19901,260−10.7%
19991,215−3.6%
20081,240+2.1%

Sights

The Château de Jumilhac is classified as an historic building by the French Ministry of Culture.[2] The castle was at first a 12th-century feudal fortress that has been rebuilt and increased many times; most notably in the 17th century during the Renaissance, when new roofs were added that are unique in France. These roofs have enhanced the reputation of the castle, also known as the "Black Pearl" of the Green Périgord for its distinctive black ridge tiles.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Ministry of Culture Château de Jumilhac listing
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.