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St Barthélemy Church, 18th Century

 

Cunèges, an important parish under the Old Regime, became the main town of the canton when France was divided into departments under the Constituent Assembly. It kept this title until 1830, when it was assigned to Sigoulès.
 

     

The name of the commune changed a great deal. One finds Cunea in the 13th century, Quigogium in 1363, Cuneria in 1554, Cuneia a bit later, finally Cuneja which became Cunèges. Maybe these different forms are derivatives of the Latin word cuneus which means corner. In fact, the commune is in the shape of a corner, the point directed toward the north, to the meeting of the two streams that run alongside it, the Gardonnette on the east and the Brajaud on the west.

Cunèges belongs to the canton of Sigoulès. It is served by two departmental roads, D15 from Gardonne to Sigoulès and D16 from Monestier to Pomport.
With an area of 598 hectares, its harmonious landscape is made of 113 hectares of vineyard, 179 hectares of lands, 197 hectares of meadows and copses.

A strong feature:
Cunèges is a town centre and five hamlets: Le Meyrand, la Font du Béarnais, le Claud, la Salle, le Maine de Noaille.

From 200 inhabitants in 1995, its population was counted at 302*, almost equal to that of 1895. This increase is mostly due to young couples with children, (41 children between 0 and 10 years of age, schooled in the surrounding communes) and to retired people who have come there looking for a mild climate.

4 winegrowers - 2 craftsmen and 3 associations

At the southwest of the greater Bergerac area, Cunegès is one of the 11 communes that make up the “Community of Communes of the Coteaux de Sigoulès”.


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(official population on January 1, 2017)

Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).