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Badefols-sur-Dordogne is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. The commune is situated on the Dordogne River.NameAs its name suggests, the town is set on the edge of the Dordogne, on the left bank, downstream from the dam Mauzac.The name of the town is of Occitan origin, but its explanation is uncertain. It could come from badar (gawk) and mad (crazy), or bada foolish (bystander), whose nicknames were dressed the villageois The second part of the name naturally refers to the Dordogne, on the left bank of which stood the Village.HistoryIn Gallo-Roman times, a port was established on the Dordogne. The construction of the Castle of Badefols is before century the 10th century. The first known written records of the town date back to the 13th century in the forms Badafol and Badefol1.The town was named in 1864 Badefols.In 1952 it changes official name, abandons Badefols-de-Cadouin to become Badefols-sur-Dordogne.By 1790 the town of Badefols-sur-Dordogne is attached to the canton of Cadouin Belvès which depends on the district until 1795, the date of abolition of the districts. In 1801, the township is attached to the district of Bergerac. In 1952, the commune of Badefols-de-Cadouin was renamed Badefols-sur-Dordogne.It changed its name in 1974, becoming the township Buisson-de-Cadouin.As part of the 2014 reform defined by the decree of 21 February 2014, township disappears in the departmental elections in March 2015. The town is then attached to the canton of Lalinde, also dependent on the district of Bergerac.
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