Bort-les-Orgues (Bòrt in Occitan) is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France.

Bort-les-Orgues
General view from les Orgues.
General view from les Orgues.
Coat of arms of Bort-les-Orgues
Coat of arms
Location of Bort-les-Orgues
Bort-les-Orgues is located in France
Bort-les-Orgues
Bort-les-Orgues
Bort-les-Orgues is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bort-les-Orgues
Bort-les-Orgues
Coordinates: 45°24′N 2°30′E / 45.4°N 2.5°E / 45.4; 2.5Coordinates: 45°24′N 2°30′E / 45.4°N 2.5°E / 45.4; 2.5
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementUssel
CantonHaute-Dordogne
IntercommunalityHaute-Corrèze Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Nathalie Delcouderc-Juillard
Area
1
15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
3,194
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19028 /19110
Elevation403–788 m (1,322–2,585 ft)
(avg. 437 m or 1,434 ft)
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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GeographyEdit

Bort-les-Orgues is situated on the Dordogne.

The river Rhue forms part of the commune's southeastern border, then flows into the Dordogne.

SightsEdit

Bort-les-Orgues takes its name from les Orgues, an organ-shaped old volcano at the foot of which it lies.
The waterfall from the Saut de la Saule on the Rhue.
Another touristic feature is the medieval Château de Val located in Lanobre, emerging from the side of a lake created by a high dam built on the river.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19625,115—    
19684,937−3.5%
19755,075+2.8%
19824,509−11.2%
19904,208−6.7%
19993,535−16.0%
20083,194−9.6%

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Bort-les-Orgues was the birthplace of the philosopher Jean-François Marmontel (1723–1799).
  • Lina Margy (1914–1973), the famous French singer of the Le Petit Vin blanc was born in Rue de Piechecros, in Bort-les-Orgues.

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