Laguiole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Laguiole
Laguiole2.jpg
Coat of arms of Laguiole
Coat of arms
Laguiole is located in France
Laguiole
Laguiole
Coordinates: 44°41′06″N 2°50′53″E / 44.685°N 2.8481°E / 44.685; 2.8481Coordinates: 44°41′06″N 2°50′53″E / 44.685°N 2.8481°E / 44.685; 2.8481
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Laguiole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Alazard
Area
 • Land1 63.06 km2 (24.35 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,269
 • Population2 density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 12119 / 12210
Elevation 868–1,342 m (2,848–4,403 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 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.

Laguiole (French pronunciation: ​[laɡjɔl] or [lajɔl] locally; La Guiòla in Occitan) is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

It is known for its Laguiole cheese, which has an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (label of guaranteed origin), and as the birthplace of the Laguiole knife. The name of the village comes from la gleisòla, meaning a little church.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,833 —    
1800 1,973 +7.6%
1806 1,928 −2.3%
1821 2,177 +12.9%
1831 2,128 −2.3%
1836 2,178 +2.3%
1841 2,174 −0.2%
1846 2,020 −7.1%
1851 2,115 +4.7%
1856 1,934 −8.6%
1861 1,837 −5.0%
1866 1,996 +8.7%
1872 1,989 −0.4%
1876 1,984 −0.3%
1881 1,930 −2.7%
1886 1,914 −0.8%
1891 1,941 +1.4%
1896 1,871 −3.6%
1901 1,890 +1.0%
1906 1,885 −0.3%
1911 1,767 −6.3%
1921 1,576 −10.8%
1926 1,647 +4.5%
1931 1,509 −8.4%
1936 1,612 +6.8%
1946 1,468 −8.9%
1954 1,366 −6.9%
1962 1,262 −7.6%
1968 1,282 +1.6%
1975 1,291 +0.7%
1982 1,231 −4.6%
1990 1,264 +2.7%
1999 1,248 −1.3%
2008 1,269 +1.7%

See also[edit]

Tourism and accommodations[edit]

References[edit]