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|Intercommunality||Canton of Axat|
|Elevation||399–1,420 m (1,309–4,660 ft)
(avg. 424 m or 1,391 ft)
|Land area1||33.38 km2 (12.89 sq mi)|
|- Density||8 /km2 (21 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||11302/ 11140|
|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.|
It includes the hamlets of Lapradelle, Puilaurens, and Lavignac. It is known for the medieval Puilaurens Castle.
In 1904, a railway was constructed from Quillan to Rivesaltes (the Carcassonne - Rivesaltes Line) passing through Lapradelle on a viaduct spanning the valley of the Boulzane. The line carried passengers until 1939. Afterwards it was used to transport feldspar between the Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales, the railway line is today used in the summer for a tourist train, running between Axat and Rivesaltes.
Its inhabitants are called Puilaurenois.
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