Lézignan-Corbières

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Lézignan-Corbières
Lézignan-Corbières Église Saint-Félix.jpg
Coat of arms of Lézignan-Corbières
Coat of arms
Lézignan-Corbières is located in France
Lézignan-Corbières
Lézignan-Corbières
Coordinates: 43°12′05″N 2°45′30″E / 43.2014°N 02.7584°E / 43.2014; 02.7584Coordinates: 43°12′05″N 2°45′30″E / 43.2014°N 02.7584°E / 43.2014; 02.7584
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Lézignan-Corbières
Intercommunality Région Lézignanaise
Government
 • Mayor (2009–2014) Michel Maïque (PS)
Area
 • Land1 37.68 km2 (14.55 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 9,968
 • Population2 density 260/km2 (690/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11203 / 11200
Elevation 19–187 m (62–614 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 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.

Lézignan-Corbières (Occitan: Lesinhan de las Corbièras or Lesinhan de las Corbièiras) is a commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. Situated in the Corbières wine region not far from Narbonne, it has a Vine and Wine Museum (Musée de la Vigne et du Vin).

Geography[edit]

The river Orbieu flows northeast through the southeastern part of the commune and forms part of its eastern border.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,379 —    
1800 1,505 +9.1%
1806 1,668 +10.8%
1821 1,669 +0.1%
1831 1,792 +7.4%
1836 2,269 +26.6%
1841 2,168 −4.5%
1846 2,442 +12.6%
1851 2,537 +3.9%
1856 2,754 +8.6%
1861 3,016 +9.5%
1866 3,934 +30.4%
1872 3,969 +0.9%
1876 4,670 +17.7%
1881 6,286 +34.6%
1886 6,569 +4.5%
1891 4,792 −27.1%
1896 4,857 +1.4%
1901 4,951 +1.9%
1906 6,339 +28.0%
1911 6,787 +7.1%
1921 7,039 +3.7%
1926 7,152 +1.6%
1931 7,227 +1.0%
1936 7,248 +0.3%
1946 6,986 −3.6%
1954 6,682 −4.4%
1962 6,939 +3.8%
1968 7,558 +8.9%
1975 7,355 −2.7%
1982 7,514 +2.2%
1990 7,881 +4.9%
1999 8,266 +4.9%
2008 9,968 +20.6%

Sport[edit]

Football Club de Lézignan (also known as Lézignan Sangliers - the Wild Boars) are a semi-professional rugby league club based in Lézignan-Corbières. They became French Champions for the first time in 30 years at the end of the 2007-2008 national competition.

Lezignan 9s is a rugby league nines tournament.

A FlyZone Indoor Skydiving Windtunnel is due to open in November 2011 http://www.flyzone.fr/

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