Sarlat-la-Canéda facts for kids
|Sarlat old city|
|Coat of arms|
|Mayor||Jean-Jacques de Peretti
|Elevation||102–319 m (335–1,047 ft)
(avg. 211 m or 692 ft*)
|Land area1||47.13 km2 (18.20 sq mi)|
|- Density||200/km2 (520/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||24520/ 24200|
|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.|
The city developed around a Carolingian Benedictine abbey in the 13th century. The abbey already existed in the 9th century]. it was part of the six great abbeys of the old province of Périgord. The others were Paunat, Belvès, Saint Front de Périgueux, Brantôme and Terrasson. The Carolingian abbey was the only one to be spared by the Vikings because it does not lie on the Dordogne river or its tributaries. In 1317, Sarlat became the seat of a bishop.
The city was badly damaged in the Hundred Years' War. After several conflicts it was rebuilt in Renaissance style between 1450 and 1500. In the middle of the 17th century, the city lost political influence and became poorer.
On 1 March 1965, the communes of Sarlat and of La Canéda were combined in one commune with the name of Sarlat-la-Canéda.
Sarlat-la-Canéda is surrounded by the communes Tamniès, Marquay. Marcillac-Saint-Quentin, Proissans, Sainte-Nathalène, Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel, Carsac-Aillac, Vitrac, Vézac and Saint-André-d'Allas.
With a population of 9,414, Sarlat-la-Canéda has a population density of 200 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Sarlat-la-Canéda are known, in French, as Sarladais (women: Sarladaises).
Important people from the city
- Étienne de La Boétie (1530-1563), lawyer and writer
- Gautier de Costes de La Calprenède (about 1610-1663), writer
- Pierre Lachambeaudie (1807-1872), poet
- Gabriel Tarde (1843-1904), social scientist
Saint Sacerdos cathedral
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