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Population

The inhabitants of Dordogne are called Périgourdins after the name of the former province of Périgord.

For more than a century, the population of Dordogne has been in decline. People moved mainly to the densely populated industrial areas of Bordeaux, Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand. The 'peak' of this depopulation took place in the 1960s and 1970s. At the same time, a counter-movement of mainly English immigrants arose who, attracted by the low prices, renovated dilapidated houses and started living in them. Especially Ribérac has a large colony of Englishmen.

The total number of inhabitants in the Dordogne at this moment (2017) is about 420,000 on an area of 9060 km2. This means a population density of approximately 46 inhabitants per km2.

Ten largest towns (2014)

Périgueux 30.000 inhabitants
Bergerac 27.500 inhabitants
Sarlat-la-Canéda 9.381 inhabitants
Coulounieix Chamiers 8.360 inhabitants
Trélissac 6.617 inhabitants
Terrasson Lavilledieu 6.214 inhabitants
Boulazac 6.100 inhabitants
Montpon-Ménestérol 6.000 inhabitants
Saint-Astier 5.100 inwoners
Rampieux 4.000 inhabitants

Sources

Best, J. / Dordogne, Limousin met Quercy en Berry
Gottmer/Becht

Denhez, F. / Dordogne, Lot, Périgord, Quercy
ANWB

Dordogne en Lot-et-Garonne
Lannoo

Dordogne, Périgord : Périgueux, Bergerac, Cahors, Rocamadour
Lannoo

Graaf, G. de / Dordogne, Limousin
ANWB

Hiddema, B. / Dordogne
ANWB

Miller, N. / Dordogne
ANWB

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