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Bergerac across the Dordogne river
|56.10 km2 (21.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||498.61/km2 (1,291.39/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||12–146 m (39–479 ft)
(avg. 79 m or 259 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It is the second biggest city of the department, after Périgueux.
Despite the similarities in their names, there is no connection to Cyrano de Bergerac, a French writer from Paris.
Bergerac is in the south of the Dordogne department, in the region named as Périgord Pourpre; the Dordogne river flows through the city.
Bergerac is surrounded by the communes Ginestet, Maurens, Lembras, Creysse, Cours-de-Pile, Saint-Nexans, Colombier, Monbazillac, Saint-Laurent-des-Vignes and Prigonrieux.
The climate of Bergerac is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.
With a population of 27,972, Bergerac has a population density of 499 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Bergerac are known, in French, as Bergeracois (women: Bergeracoises).
The commune is part of two cantons:
- Bergerac-1, formed with a part of Bergerac; and
- Bergerac-2, formed with the remaining part of Bergerac and 9 other communes.
Bergerac is twinned with:
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