Nérac (French pronunciation: ​[neʁak]; Occitan: Nerac) is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. The composer and organist Louis Raffy was born in Nérac, as well as the former Arsenal and Bordeaux footballer Marouane Chamakh.

Nérac
The castle of Nérac
The castle of Nérac
Coat of arms of Nérac
Coat of arms
Location of Nérac
Nérac is located in France
Nérac
Nérac
Nérac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nérac
Nérac
Coordinates: 44°08′10″N 0°20′25″E / 44.13611°N 0.34028°E / 44.13611; 0.34028Coordinates: 44°08′10″N 0°20′25″E / 44.13611°N 0.34028°E / 44.13611; 0.34028
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentLot-et-Garonne
ArrondissementNérac
CantonL'Albret
IntercommunalityAlbret Communauté
Area
1
62.68 km2 (24.20 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
6,849
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
47195 /47600
Elevation38–191 m (125–627 ft)
(avg. 71 m or 233 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Nérac was visited by author Joanne Harris as a child, and was influential in the setting of her best-known novel, Chocolat.[2]

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Author Joanne Harris: My love affair with France". BreakingNews.ie. 2 May 2019.

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