Larroque, Haute-Garonne

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Larroque
Larroque is located in France
Larroque
Larroque
Coordinates: 43°11′47″N 0°36′37″E / 43.1964°N 0.6103°E / 43.1964; 0.6103Coordinates: 43°11′47″N 0°36′37″E / 43.1964°N 0.6103°E / 43.1964; 0.6103
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Saint-Gaudens
Canton Boulogne-sur-Gesse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Rey
Area
 • Land1 19.83 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 309
 • Population2 density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31276 / 31580
Elevation 304–488 m (997–1,601 ft)
(avg. 345 m or 1,132 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.

Larroque is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 540 —    
1968 542 +0.4%
1975 466 −14.0%
1982 426 −8.6%
1990 415 −2.6%
1999 335 −19.3%
2008 309 −7.8%

Sights[edit]

The remains of a 12th-century castle keep, the Château de Larroque is the property of the commune. Seneschals of the counts of Foix, the chateau Larroque was retained until the fifteenth century, when it passed by marriage to the house of Foix-Rabat. The Larroque lords were co-Montmaurin country house founded with Foix (customs AWARDED 1317). They had their burial mound in the church of St. Sernin which it is believed at the base and foothills in the boundary wall of the old cemetery. Jeanne de la roque Corbeyran wife of Foix was buried about 1497. Auger de la roque was attorney of Foix in 1250, when the Viscount Nébouzan was not yet. This castle is certainly the oldest defense of Nébouzan primitive country which later became states and remained so until 1789. It has been listed since 1930 as a historic site by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ www.culture.gouv.fr, accessed 16 March 2008