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Ville de Nontron.jpeg
View of Nontron
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
Mayor Pascal Bourdeau
Elevation 152–308 m (499–1,010 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft*)
Land area1 24.67 km2 (9.53 sq mi)
Population2 3,212  (2012)
 - Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24311/ 24300
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: 45°31′46″N 0°39′43″E / 45.5294°N 0.6619°E / 45.5294; 0.6619

Nontron (Occitan: Nontronh) is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in Aquitaine, 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.


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).

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.


With a population of 3,212, Nontron has a population density of 71 inhabitants/km2.

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


Nontron is a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department since 1790. It is part, together with other 27 communes, of the canton of Périgord Vert Nontronnais.


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