Gourdon, Lot facts for kids
|The city and the St Peter church|
|Coat of arms|
|Elevation||130–323 m (427–1,060 ft)
(avg. 227 m or 745 ft*)
|Land area1||45.52 km2 (17.58 sq mi)|
|- Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||46127/ 46300|
|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.|
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 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.
The climate of Gourdon, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.
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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