The lake in Mazamet
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Olivier Fabre|
|Area1||72.08 km2 (27.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||81163 / 81200|
|Elevation||213–1,176 m (699–3,858 ft)
(avg. 241 m or 791 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.
Mazamet is an industrial town. Numerous establishments are employed in wool-spinning and in the manufacture of swan-skins and flannels, and clothing for troops, and hosiery, and there are important tanneries and leather-dressing, glove and dye works. Extensive commerce is carried on in wool and raw hides from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, and South Africa (Cape Colony).
- Pierre Sancan, pianist and composer, was born in Mazamet in 1916.
- Pierre Capretz, developer of the French in Action series for teaching French, was born in Mazamet in 1925.
- Laurent Jalabert and his younger brother Nicolas Jalabert, both professionals in Road bicycle racing, were born here.
- Jean-Michel Vernhes, public servant, was born in Mazamet in 1950.
Tour de France
Mazamet is twinned with:
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- "Rybnik Official Website - Twin Towns". Urząd Miasta Rybnika. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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- Official website (French)
- Espace Apollo website of Mazamet Cultural centre
- official website of the Greater Castres-Mazamet Council (French)
- personal site (English), (French)
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