Carmaux

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Carmaux
Carmaux-centre.jpg
Coat of arms of Carmaux
Coat of arms
Carmaux is located in France
Carmaux
Carmaux
Coordinates: 44°03′00″N 2°09′32″E / 44.05°N 2.1589°E / 44.05; 2.1589Coordinates: 44°03′00″N 2°09′32″E / 44.05°N 2.1589°E / 44.05; 2.1589
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Carmaux-Nord and Carmaux-Sud
Area1 14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,464
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81060 / 81400
Elevation 228–340 m (748–1,115 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.

Carmaux is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

Carmaux was famous for its important coal mining (from thirteenth century to 2000) and its glassworks (from eighteenth century to 1931). "In 1892, Jean Jaurès supported the miners of Carmaux when they went on strike over the dismissal of their leader, Jean Baptiste Calvignac." (from article Jean Jaurès). So Jaurès converted to socialism and became deputy of Carmaux from 1893 to 1898.

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The Cérou flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population of Carmaux
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 14565 14755 13208 12113 10957 10231 10464
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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