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Nérac
The castle of Nérac
The castle of Nérac
Coat of arms of Nérac
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Nérac
Canton L'Albret
Intercommunality Val d'Albret
Area
1
62.68 km2 (24.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
7,085
 • Density 113.034/km2 (292.76/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Néracais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47195 /47600
Elevation 38–191 m (125–627 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 ft)
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.

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 arrondissement of Nérac and of the Canton of L'Albret.

Geography

The commune is in the Pays d'Albret, a natural region of Gascony, in the southern part of the Lot-et-Garonne department. It 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

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

With a population of 7,085, Nérac has a population density of 113 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Nérac

Administration

Nérac is a subprefecture in the Lot-et-Garonne department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Nérac and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the Canton of L'Albret, formed by 22 communes and with 16,859 inhabitants (2014).

Twin towns

Nérac is twinned with:

Sites of interest

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

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