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Saint-Mesmin, Dordogne

For other uses, see Saint-Mesmin.
Saint-Mesmin

Coat of arms
Saint-Mesmin
Saint-Mesmin

Coordinates: 45°21′11″N 1°12′22″E / 45.3531°N 1.2061°E / 45.3531; 1.2061Coordinates: 45°21′11″N 1°12′22″E / 45.3531°N 1.2061°E / 45.3531; 1.2061

Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Excideuil
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guy Bouchaud
Area
 • Land1 29.58 km2 (11.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 270
 • Population2 density 9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24464 / 24270
Elevation 182–415 m (597–1,362 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

Saint-Mesmin is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Geography

The commune is located in the north-east corner of the Dordogne department, on a hill above the river Auvézère. The village is located 42 km (26 mi) north-east of Périgueux. The area consists of forests and farmland.

History

From the creation of the departments in 1790 Saint-Mesmin was first included in the Corrèze department. Three years later in 1793 it joined the Dordogne department.

Population

The largest population that the census recorded was 1,168 in 1886. Since World War I, the population has gradually been declining.

Sights

  • The Auvézère has eroded a more than 100 meter deep gorge in limestone rock. There are footpaths through the gorge, offering access to the cascades.
  • The Puy des Ages is a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) long rocky ridge on the border of the communes of Saint-Cyr-les-Champagnes and St-Mesmin. Its maximum elevation is 415 m above sea level.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Saint-Mesmin on the Quid site
  • Saint-Mesmin on the map of France
  • Official site
  • Moulin-Mesmin site
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