Duras, Lot-et-Garonne

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Duras
The château in Duras
The château in Duras
Coat of arms of Duras
Coat of arms
Location of Duras
Duras is located in France
Duras
Duras
Duras is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Duras
Duras
Coordinates: 44°40′37″N 0°11′01″E / 44.6769°N 0.1836°E / 44.6769; 0.1836Coordinates: 44°40′37″N 0°11′01″E / 44.6769°N 0.1836°E / 44.6769; 0.1836
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
ArrondissementMarmande
CantonLes Coteaux de Guyenne
Area
1
20.17 km2 (7.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,342
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47086 /47120
Elevation28–128 m (92–420 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Duras (Languedocien: Duràs) is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.

The town is traversed by the Dropt river.

Notable people[edit]

  • David Hume of Godscroft (1558-1629), Scottish historian and philosopher, was the pastor in Duras 1604-1614.
  • The writer Marguerite Donnadieu (1914–1996) took the pseudonym "Marguerite Duras" in 1943, after this village, where her father's house was located.

Sister cities[edit]

Duras is twinned with the following cities:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.