Lavelanet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lavelanet
Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Lavelanet.JPG
Coat of arms of Lavelanet
Coat of arms
Lavelanet is located in France
Lavelanet
Lavelanet
Coordinates: 42°56′01″N 1°50′58″E / 42.9336°N 1.8494°E / 42.9336; 1.8494Coordinates: 42°56′01″N 1°50′58″E / 42.9336°N 1.8494°E / 42.9336; 1.8494
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Lavelanet
Intercommunality Pays d'Olmes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Sanchez
Area1 12.57 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 6,747
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09160 / 09300
Elevation 490–802 m (1,608–2,631 ft)
(avg. 525 m or 1,722 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.

Lavelanet (L'Avelhanet in the Languedocian dialect of Occitan) is a commune in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,191 —    
1800 1,222 +2.6%
1806 1,508 +23.4%
1821 1,717 +13.9%
1831 1,852 +7.9%
1836 2,527 +36.4%
1841 2,898 +14.7%
1846 3,004 +3.7%
1851 3,062 +1.9%
1856 2,944 −3.9%
1861 3,006 +2.1%
1866 3,033 +0.9%
1872 3,292 +8.5%
1876 3,095 −6.0%
1881 3,205 +3.6%
1886 3,246 +1.3%
1891 2,981 −8.2%
1896 3,179 +6.6%
1901 2,196 −30.9%
1906 3,270 +48.9%
1911 3,532 +8.0%
1921 3,608 +2.2%
1926 4,827 +33.8%
1931 4,849 +0.5%
1936 4,933 +1.7%
1946 5,541 +12.3%
1954 6,820 +23.1%
1962 7,648 +12.1%
1968 8,630 +12.8%
1975 9,346 +8.3%
1982 8,368 −10.5%
1990 7,740 −7.5%
1999 6,872 −11.2%
2008 6,747 −1.8%

Its inhabitants are called Lavelanetiens.

Place d'Europe

Tour de France[edit]

In 2002 the 13th stage of the Tour de France started in Lavelanet.[1]

In 2008 the 12th stage of the Tour de France started in Lavelanet.

Etymology[edit]

The name of Lavelanet comes from the Latin avellana meaning "hazel nut" (noisette in French).

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]