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Nontron
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Coat of arms of Nontron
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Nontron
Canton Périgord Vert Nontronnais
Intercommunality Périgord Vert Nontronnais
Area
1
24.67 km2 (9.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
3,151
 • Density 127.73/km2 (330.81/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Nontronnais
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24311 /24300
Elevation 152–308 m (499–1,010 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft)
Website www.nontron.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Nontron (Occitan: Nontronh) is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, southwestern France. It is the capital of the northernmost arrondissement of the Dordogne department.

The Nontronite is a mineral (a silicate mineral) rich in iron named after Nontron.

Geography

Nontron has an area of 24.67 km2 (9.53 sq mi) and its average altitude is 230 m (750 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 200 m (660 ft).

The commune is in the centre of the Regional Natural Park Périgord Limousin (French: Parc naturel régional Périgord Limousin).

Nontron and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Nontron

Nontron is surrounded by the communes Le Bourdeix, Augignac, Savignac-de-Nontron, Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière, Sceau-Saint-Angel, Saint-Martial-de-Valette and Saint-Martin-le-Pin.

Population

The inhabitants of Nontron are known, in French, as Nontronnais (women: Nontronnaises).

With a population of 3,151 (2014), Nontron has a population density of 128 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Nontron

Nontron forms, together with Saint-Martial-de-Valette, the urban area of Nontron with a population of 4,017 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 40.4 km2 (15.6 sq mi). This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Nontron, formed by 5 communes with a population of 4,653 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 78.7 km2 (30.4 sq mi).

Administration

Nontron is a subprefecture of the Dordogne and the capital of the arrondissement of Nontron.

The commune is the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the Périgord Vert Nontronnais canton formed by 28 communes.

It is part of the intercommunality Périgord Vert Nontronnais (French: Communauté de communes du Périgord Nontronnais).

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