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Nérac

ChâteauDeNérac.jpg
The castle of Nérac
Coat of arms of Nérac
Coat of arms
Administration
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Nérac
Canton Nérac
Intercommunality Val d'Albret
Mayor Nicolas Lacombe
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 38–191 m (125–627 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 ft*)
Land area1 62.68 km2 (24.20 sq mi)
Population2 7,070  (2013)
 - Density 113/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 47195/ 47600
Website www.ville-nerac.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°09′N 0°20′E / 44.15°N 0.34°E / 44.15; 0.34

Nérac (Occitan: Nerac) is a commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in south-western France, sub-prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department. It is also the capital of the Canton of Albret.

It is in the Pays d'Albret, a natural region of Gascony

Geography

The commune has an area of 62.68 km2 (24.20 sq mi) and its average altitude is 115 m (377 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 56 m (184 ft).

Nérac and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Nérac

Nérac is surrounded by the communes Lavardac, Feugarolles, Espiens, Calignac, Fieux, Lasserre, Fréchou, Andiran, Réaup-Lisse and Barbaste.

The Baïse river flows through the city of Nérac. The Gélise river, a tributary of the Baïse, is on the western border of the commune.

Population

With a population of 7,070, Nérac has a population density of 113 inhabitants/km2.

The inhabitants of Nérac are known, in French, as Néracais (women: Néracaises ).

Administration

Nérac is a subprefecture in the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the Canton of Albret, formed by 22 communes.

Sites of interest

  • Château de Nérac ("Nérac castle")
  • Church of Saint-Nicolas
  • Pont-vieux, a bridge over the Blaïse river.

Gallery

Twin towns

Nérac is twinned with:

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