Albignac

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Albignac
The church of Our Lady, in Albignac
The church of Our Lady, in Albignac
Coat of arms of Albignac
Coat of arms
Location of Albignac
Albignac is located in France
Albignac
Albignac
Albignac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Albignac
Albignac
Coordinates: 45°08′24″N 1°40′43″E / 45.1399°N 1.6785°E / 45.1399; 1.6785Coordinates: 45°08′24″N 1°40′43″E / 45.1399°N 1.6785°E / 45.1399; 1.6785
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementBrive-la-Gaillarde
CantonMidi Corrézien
IntercommunalityMidi Corrézien
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Simonet
Area
1
9.74 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
256
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19003 /19190
Elevation154–509 m (505–1,670 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Albignac is a commune in the Corrèze department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Albussacois or Albussacoises[2]

Geography[edit]

Albignac is located some 15 km east of Brive-la-Gaillarde and 20 km south by south-east of Saint-Germain-les-Vergnes. Access to the commune from the south is by the D175 road which branches from the D921 east of Lanteuil. The D175 goes to the village of Albignac then continues north to the hamlet of La Borie and joins the D130 inside the commune. The D130 enters the commune from Aubazine in the north by a circuitous route through La Viallard and exiting the commune in the south-east towards Fontourcy. The D14 road also runs from north to south inside the western side of the commune. There is an extensive network of country roads in the commune. The commune is mixed farmland and forest.[3]

A number of streams cross the commune feeding into the Roanne with the Donjou stream traversing the commune from east to west into the Roanne river which forms both the western and southern borders of the commune. The Roanne flows north into the Correze river at Confolens.[3]

Hamlets[edit]

There are a substantial number of hamlets in the commune. These are:

  • Auzelou
  • Bayle
  • Boisgrand
  • la Borie
  • la Borie-Blanche
  • le Bournazel
  • Chantegril
  • la Crozade
  • l'Evescat
  • Flaugeat
  • le Juge
  • Miallet
  • Ombinat
  • Pierrefiche
  • Plainefage
  • le Prieur
  • Puy-de-Bayle
  • Quicolagne
  • Rhode
  • la Rivière
  • les Sautes
  • la Tronche
  • la Verde
  • le Viallard
  • la Voûte

Neighbouring communes and towns[3][edit]

Toponymy[edit]

Albignac comes from the Latin name of a man called Albinus or Albinius.

It was called Albiniaco in 1095.

History[edit]

The 11th century Albignac had a priory which belonged to the abbey of Saint-Michel-de-la-Cluse in Piedmont. In the 15th century the priory depended on the Coyroux Priory at Aubazine.

In the 12th century, Albignac depended on the Viscount of Gimel.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Albignac
Blazon:

Azure, a cross of Or at 1 and 4 a roundel the same, at 2 and 3 a tusk of a boar argent.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Albignac[4]

From To Name Party Position
1865 1870 Jean-Barthélémi Juin Lamiraudie
2001 2008 Jean-Pierre Brousse
2008 Current Alain Simonet

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2005252—    
2006252+0.0%
2007258+2.4%
2008253−1.9%
2009249−1.6%
2010244−2.0%
2011241−1.2%
2012238−1.2%
2013242+1.7%
2014245+1.2%
2015248+1.2%
2016254+2.4%

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The capital of the Church
The Door of the church from the 13th century

Notable People linked to the commune[edit]

  • Jean-Baptiste Laumond, (born at Albignac on 22 August 1865 and died 18 November 1957 in Aubazine), Mayor of Aubazine, councilor general, MP, Provost of Andorra

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Correze (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00099644 Church of Notre-Dame (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000787 Altar, 2 banks of Altar seating, Tabernacle, and Console (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000001 Capital converted to a Stoup (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM19000512 Bronze Bell (in French)Camera aabb.svg