Rocamadour

Rocamadour
Commune
Rocamadour overview.jpg
Rocamadour is located in France
Rocamadour
Rocamadour
Location within Occitanie region
Rocamadour is located in Occitanie
Rocamadour
Rocamadour
Coordinates: 44°48′01″N 1°37′07″E / 44°48′01″N 1°37′07″E / 44.8003; 1.6186
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementGourdon
CantonGramat
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascal Jallet
Area149.42 km2 (19.08 sq mi)
Population (2013)2645
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code46240 /46500
Elevation110–364 m (361–1,194 ft)
(avg. 279 m or 915 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.

Rocamadour (Rocamador in Occitan) is a commune in the Lot department in southwestern France. It lies in the former province of Quercy.

Rocamadour[1] has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from many countries, among them kings, bishops, and nobles.[2]

The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, traditionally dependent on the pilgrimage site and now on the tourist trade, lies near the river on the lowest slopes; it gives its name to Rocamadour, a small goat's milk cheese that was awarded AOC status in 1996.

Geography

Rocamadour is located 36 km. NNE of Cahors by road. It is located on the right bank of the Alzou.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Rocamadour
беларуская: Ракамадур
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Ракамадур
brezhoneg: Ròcamador
català: Ròcamador
Cebuano: Rocamadour
español: Rocamadour
Esperanto: Rocamadour
euskara: Ròcamador
français: Rocamadour
Frysk: Rocamadour
galego: Rocamadour
Հայերեն: Ռոկամադուր
italiano: Rocamadour
magyar: Rocamadour
Bahasa Melayu: Rocamadour
Nederlands: Rocamadour
Piemontèis: Rocamadour
polski: Rocamadour
português: Rocamadour
română: Rocamadour
русский: Рокамадур
slovenčina: Rocamadour
српски / srpski: Рокамадур
suomi: Rocamadour
svenska: Rocamadour
українська: Рокамадур
Tiếng Việt: Rocamadour
Volapük: Rocamadour
Winaray: Rocamadour