Lastours

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Lastours
France - Châteaux de Lastours.jpg
Coat of arms of Lastours
Coat of arms
Lastours is located in France
Lastours
Lastours
Coordinates: 43°20′06″N 2°22′47″E / 43.335°N 2.3797°E / 43.335; 2.3797Coordinates: 43°20′06″N 2°22′47″E / 43.335°N 2.3797°E / 43.335; 2.3797
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton Mas-Cabardès
Intercommunality Haut Cabardès
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Max Brail
Area
 • Land1 2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 165
 • Population2 density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11194 / 11600
Elevation 163–383 m (535–1,257 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Lastours (Occitan: Las Tors) is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Lastours is located 12 km (7.5 mi) outside Carcassonne, in the valley of the Orbiel. There are four small castles each built on a large 300 m high rocky ridge. The castles were built to control the access to Montagne Noire and the Cabardes region. These are some of the few original Cathar castles left.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 439 —    
1968 444 +1.1%
1975 300 −32.4%
1982 248 −17.3%
1990 159 −35.9%
1999 163 +2.5%
2008 165 +1.2%

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