Hautefort

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Hautefort

Hautefort01.jpg
Château de Hautefort
Hautefort is located in France
Hautefort
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionAquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementPérigueux
CantonHautefort
MayorYves Moreau
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation145–271 m (476–889 ft)
(avg. 231 m or 758 ft)
Land area125.68 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Population21,100  (2008)
 - Density43 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code24210/ 24390
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.
 
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Hautefort

Hautefort01.jpg
Château de Hautefort
Hautefort is located in France
Hautefort
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionAquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementPérigueux
CantonHautefort
MayorYves Moreau
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation145–271 m (476–889 ft)
(avg. 231 m or 758 ft)
Land area125.68 km2 (9.92 sq mi)
Population21,100  (2008)
 - Density43 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code24210/ 24390
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°15′37″N 1°08′55″E / 45.2603°N 1.1486°E / 45.2603; 1.1486

Hautefort (Occitan Autafòrt) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It was formerly part of the former province of Périgord.

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History

The ancient fortress dates back to the early Middle Ages, as proved by the first document quoting its existence as early as 987. A house of Gouffier de Lastours, who won fame during the First Crusade, the castle then became the seigneurial home of the troubadour Bertran de Born, who was viscount of Hautefort.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,002
19681,022+2.0%
19751,142+11.7%
19821,035−9.4%
19901,048+1.3%
19991,184+13.0%
20081,100−7.1%

Sights

See also

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External links

Village of Hautefort from the château.