Graulhet

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Graulhet
Graulhet ruelle.jpg
Graulhet is located in France
Graulhet
Graulhet
Coordinates: 43°45′42″N 1°59′21″E / 43.7617°N 1.9892°E / 43.7617; 1.9892Coordinates: 43°45′42″N 1°59′21″E / 43.7617°N 1.9892°E / 43.7617; 1.9892
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Graulhet
Intercommunality Tarn and Dadou
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Picarel
Area
 • Land1 56.75 km2 (21.91 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 12,301
 • Population2 density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81105 / 81300
Elevation 126–373 m (413–1,224 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

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

It is a centre of tanning. Leather was the main activity before industry went to China. Graulhet is crossed by the Dadou river; it is a typical village of the South of France, also called Midi.

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