Belloc

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the writers named Belloc, see Hilaire Belloc and Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes.
Belloc
Belloc is located in France
Belloc
Belloc
Coordinates: 43°00′51″N 1°55′53″E / 43.0142°N 1.9314°E / 43.0142; 1.9314Coordinates: 43°00′51″N 1°55′53″E / 43.0142°N 1.9314°E / 43.0142; 1.9314
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Mirepoix
Intercommunality Pays de Mirepoix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Barthez
Area
 • Land1 9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 66
 • Population2 density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09048 / 09600
Elevation 345–491 m (1,132–1,611 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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.

Belloc is a commune in the Ariège department of southwestern France.

It is located between Mirepoix and Foix and sits in the midst of a vast agricultural area.

Cuisine[edit]

The region features a robust cuisine including cassoulet and confit de canard and wines including the corbieres, minervois and malepere. The semi-hard ewe's milk cheese Abbaye de Belloc was first made here in the monastery of Notre-Dame de Belloc.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Belloc are called Bellocois.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 24 —    
1968 54 +125.0%
1975 33 −38.9%
1982 55 +66.7%
1990 44 −20.0%
1999 62 +40.9%
2008 66 +6.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]