Dourgne

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Dourgne
Coat of arms of Dourgne
Coat of arms
Dourgne is located in France
Dourgne
Dourgne
Coordinates: 43°29′11″N 2°08′21″E / 43.4864°N 2.1392°E / 43.4864; 2.1392Coordinates: 43°29′11″N 2°08′21″E / 43.4864°N 2.1392°E / 43.4864; 2.1392
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Dourgne
Intercommunality Pays de Dourgne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hélène Azam
Area
 • Land1 22.75 km2 (8.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,321
 • Population2 density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81081 / 81110
Elevation 186–804 m (610–2,638 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

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

Demographics[edit]

Population by Date[1]
1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007
1299 1250 1233 1211 1186 1268

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Dourgne is known for its two Benedictine monasteries, the En Calcat Abbey and the Sainte Scholastique Abbey, both founded in 1890.[2]

You can see the ruins of the Château de Castellas, destroyed by Simon de Montfort.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Résultats du recensement de la population - 2007". Insee, RP1968 à 1990 dénombrements - RP1999 et RP2007 exploitations principales. 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Some Notes from Our History". En Calcat Abbey. Retrieved 2011-02-11. (French)

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