Eymet (French pronunciation: ​[ɛjme]; Occitan: Aimet) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Eymet
The central square and arcades, Eymet
The central square and arcades, Eymet
Coat of arms of Eymet
Location of Eymet
Eymet is located in France
Eymet
Eymet
Eymet is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Eymet
Eymet
Coordinates: 44°40′07″N 0°23′56″E / 44.6686°N 0.3989°E / 44.6686; 0.3989Coordinates: 44°40′07″N 0°23′56″E / 44.6686°N 0.3989°E / 44.6686; 0.3989
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementBergerac
CantonSud-Bergeracois
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jérôme Bétaille[1]
Area
1
31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,564
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24167 /24500
Elevation41–133 m (135–436 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is notable as a popular location amongst English speaking immigrants, who account for ten per cent of the local population.[3]

GeographyEdit

Eymet is situated in the Périgord region, on the river Dropt.

The Bastide was founded in 1270, by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of Louis IX of France. The village is situated at the extreme south of the Department of Dordogne on the CD933 between Bergerac and Marmande, around 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Bergerac, and around 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Bordeaux.

Popular cultureEdit

During the summer of 2011, a TV production company filmed a series of reality TV programmes describing the life of various British expatriates now living in the Dordogne, with an emphasis on Eymet. The series was first shown in autumn 2011, on Monday evenings on ITV1, as twelve 30-minute episodes under the title Little England.[4] Although it explored much of the region, some commentators[5] found it less than exciting. Despite that, a second series was filmed in summer 2012, mainly in the area north of the Dordogne river and shown in autumn 2012 on UK's ITV.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,780—    
19683,034+9.1%
19752,927−3.5%
19822,880−1.6%
19902,769−3.9%
19992,551−7.9%
20082,538−0.5%
20122,616+3.1%

Twin cities — sister citiesEdit

Eymet is twinned with:

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ These may not be Englishmen's castles, but it feels like home The Independent. 24 October 2010
  4. ^ "Little England | Series 1 - Episode 4". Radio Times. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  5. ^ "Little England Review: More 'Ennui' Than 'Je Ne Sais Quoi'". Channelhopping.onthebox.com. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2012-07-26.

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