Duras, Lot-et-Garonne

Duras, Lot-et-Garonne


Duras château.JPG
Château de Duras
Duras is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Marmande
Canton Duras
Elevation 28–128 m (92–420 ft)
(avg. 100 m/330 ft)
Land area1 20.17 km2 (7.79 sq mi)
Population2 1,214  (1999)
 - Density 60 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 47086/ 47120
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.

Coordinates: 44°40′37″N 0°11′01″E / 44.6769444444°N 0.183611111111°E / 44.6769444444; 0.183611111111

Duras is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.

The town is traversed by the Dropt river.

Notable people

  • David Hume of Godscroft (1558-1629), Scottish historian and philosopher, was the pastor in Duras 1604-1614.
  • The writer Marguerite Donnadieu (1914–1996) took the pseudonym "Marguerite Duras" in 1943, after this village, where her father's house was located.

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