Allemans is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The river Sauvanie forms the commune's northern border flows into the Lizonne, which forms the commune's north-western border. INSEE Communes of the Dordogne département Allemans on the Quid site Location of Allemans in the map of France
Ajat is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The village of Ajat, set on a hill rising agricultural fields and woodland, is built around the important church, the Eglise Saint Martin which dates from the 12th century. François de Hautefort is buried there; the castle was once connected to the church via a wooden bridge. A coat of arms of the Hautefort barony is visible. In a document dating from 1158 the name'Abzacum' is mentioned for the first time, describing a farm dating back to the Gallo-Roman era. A Roman road linking Vesunna and Lugdunum ran by or close to the town. In the Middle Ages, the name became'Abzac', one of the oldest family names in Périgord; the town was on a secondary route for pilgrims following the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela, a house dating to 1527 was a relay point. In the thirteenth century Ajat's church was occupied by the Knights Templar, before the order was disbanded. By the 16th century Ajat was based in a town to the east.
The Ajat commune has limestone woodland classified in the French system as being of special scientific interest. The town has a public swimming pool in the summer months, there is an occasional restaurant in the grounds of the castle. A small shop has now closed. Surrounding hamlets include the latter consisting of only six dwellings; the commune of Beauzens joined Ajat in the late 1700s. The Church of St. Bartholomew in Beauzens dates to 1000, it has a Romanesque facade. Although the commune has seen little population increase, there is some new building and in recent years there has been some refurbishment of older properties for use as second homes and tourist stays; the nearest town with shopping and public facilities is Thenon. Residents are known as Ajacois. Ajat is home to the French artist Jeylina Ever. Communes of the Dordogne département INSEE Ajat mairie site Ajat site Ajat on the Quid site Location of Ajat in the map of France
Auriac-du-Périgord is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE
Communes of France
The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain; the United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered; the communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France. Communes vary in size and area, from large sprawling cities with millions of inhabitants like Paris, to small hamlets with only a handful of inhabitants. Communes are based on pre-existing villages and facilitate local governance. All communes have names, but not all named geographic areas or groups of people residing together are communes, the difference residing in the lack of administrative powers.
Except for the municipal arrondissements of its largest cities, the communes are the lowest level of administrative division in France and are governed by elected officials with extensive autonomous powers to implement national policy. A commune is city, or other municipality. "Commune" in English has a historical bias, implies an association with socialist political movements or philosophies, collectivist lifestyles, or particular history. There is nothing intrinsically different between commune in French; the French word commune appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, for a large gathering of people sharing a common life. As of January 2015, there were 36,681 communes in France, 36,552 of them in metropolitan France and 129 of them overseas; this is a higher total than that of any other European country, because French communes still reflect the division of France into villages or parishes at the time of the French Revolution. The whole territory of the French Republic is divided into communes.
This is unlike some other countries, such as the United States, where unincorporated areas directly governed by a county or a higher authority can be found. There are only a few exceptions: COM of Saint-Martin, it was a commune inside the Guadeloupe région. The commune structure was abolished when Saint-Martin became an overseas collectivity on 22 February 2007. COM of Wallis and Futuna, which still is divided according to the three traditional chiefdoms. COM of Saint Barthélemy, it was a commune inside the Guadeloupe region. The commune structure was abolished when Saint-Barthélemy became an overseas collectivity on 22 February 2007. Furthermore, two regions without permanent habitation have no communes: TOM of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Clipperton Island in the Pacific Ocean In metropolitan France, the average area of a commune in 2004 was 14.88 square kilometres. The median area of metropolitan France's communes at the 1999 census was smaller, at 10.73 square kilometres. The median area is a better measure of the area of a typical French commune.
This median area is smaller than that of most European countries. In Italy, the median area of communes is 22 km2. Switzerland and the Länder of Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia in Germany were the only places in Europe where the communes had a smaller median area than in France; the communes of France's overseas départements such as Réunion and French Guiana are large by French standards. They group into the same commune several villages or towns with sizeable distances among them. In Réunion, demographic expansion and sprawling urbanization have resulted in the administrative splitting of some communes; the median population of metropolitan France's communes at the 1999 census was 380 inhabitants. Again this is a small number, here France stands apart in Europe, with the lowest communes' median population of all the European countries; this small median population of French communes can be compared with Italy, where the median population of communes in 2001 was 2,343 inhabitants, Belgium, or Spain.
The median population given here should not hide the fact that there are pronounced differences in size between French communes. As mentioned in the introduction, a commune can be a city of 2 million inhabitants such as Paris, a town of 10,000 inhabitants, or just a hamlet of 10 inhabitants. What the median population tells us is that the vast majority of the French communes only have a few hundred inhabitants. In metropolitan France just over 50 percent of the 36,683 communes have fewer than 500 inhabitants a
Badefols-sur-Dordogne is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. The commune is situated on the Dordogne River; as its name suggests, the town is set on the edge of the Dordogne, on the left bank, downstream from the dam Mauzac. The name of the town is of Occitan origin, it could come from badar and mad, or bada foolish, whose nicknames were dressed the villageois The second part of the name refers to the Dordogne, on the left bank of which stood the Village. In Gallo-Roman times, a port was established on the Dordogne; the construction of the Castle of Badefols is before century the 10th century. The first known written records of the town date back to the 13th century in the forms Badafol and Badefol1; the town was named in 1864 Badefols. In 1952 it changes official name. By 1790 the town of Badefols-sur-Dordogne is attached to the canton of Cadouin Belvès which depends on the district until 1795, the date of abolition of the districts. In 1801, the township is attached to the district of Bergerac.
In 1952, the commune of Badefols-de-Cadouin was renamed Badefols-sur-Dordogne. It changed its name in 1974; as part of the 2014 reform defined by the decree of 21 February 2014, township disappears in the departmental elections in March 2015. The town is attached to the canton of Lalinde dependent on the district of Bergerac. In early 2002, Badefols-sur-Dordogne from its inception integrates the Cadouin Community of Communes; the latter is dissolved at 31 December 2012 and replaced on 1 January 2013 by the community of communes of the Country houses Dordogne-Périgord. In 2013, Badefols-sur-Dordogne were 220v people. From the twenty-first century, common census of less than 10 000 inhabitants are held every five years. Since 2006, the other dates correspond to legal estimates. Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE Badefols-sur-Dordogne on the Quid site Badefols-sur-Dordogne on the map of France
Angoisse is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE Angoisse on the Quid site Location of Angoisse in the map of France
Beaupouyet is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE