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Gourdon

St Pierre de Gourdon (Lot) Gourdon vers le sud.jpg
The city and the St Peter church
Coat of arms of Gourdon
Coat of arms
Administration
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Gourdon
Intercommunality Quercy-Bouriane
Mayor Marie-Odile Delcamp
(2014-2020)
Statistics
Elevation 130–323 m (427–1,060 ft)
(avg. 227 m or 745 ft*)
Land area1 45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi)
Population2 4,316  (2013)
 - Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46127/ 46300
Website www.gourdon.fr
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.

Coordinates: 44°44′14″N 1°22′57″E / 44.7371°N 1.3825°E / 44.7371; 1.3825

Gourdon (Occitan: Gordon) is a commune in southern France in the region of Occitanie. It is the sous-prefecture (capital) of the arrondissement and canton of the same name in the Lot department.

The town is on a hill, like an acropolis; from here, it is possible to see for about 20 km (12 mi) the landscape of the surrounding region.

Geography

Gourdon is the capital of the Bouriane (a sandy natural region of southwestern France) which is part of the Quercy and that goes up to the Dordogne river and that is next to the Périgord, which is a natural region and old province of France.

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

The commune has an area of 45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi) and its average altitude is 230 m (750 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 260 m (850 ft).

The commune is at 45 km (28 mi) of Cahors and is surrounded by the communes Payrignac, Anglars-Nozac, Le Vigan, Saint-Cirq-Souillaguet, Saint-Clair, Concorès, Dégagnac and Léobard.

Climate

The climate of Gourdon, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.

Population

With a population of 4,316, Gourdon has a population density of 95 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Gourdon are known, in French, as Gourdonnais (women: Gourdonnaises).

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