Pomas

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Pomas
Coat of arms of Pomas
Coat of arms
Pomas is located in France
Pomas
Pomas
Coordinates: 43°06′45″N 2°17′34″E / 43.1125°N 2.2928°E / 43.1125; 2.2928Coordinates: 43°06′45″N 2°17′34″E / 43.1125°N 2.2928°E / 43.1125; 2.2928
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton Saint-Hilaire
Intercommunality Limouxin et Saint-Hilairois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Serrus
Area1 10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 743
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11293 / 11250
Elevation 136–347 m (446–1,138 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Pomas is a commune in the Aude department in Languedoc-Roussillon southern France. It is located 4 km northwest of Saint-Hilaire, 15 km south of Carcassonne, 100 km southeast of Toulouse.

History[edit]

Pomas dates back to the 9th century when it was known as Pomaris. [1] In 1212, the local lord, Bernard de Pomars, a Cathar, was denounced as a heretic; his lands were taken and given to Philippe Golhoin. In 1559, the Rabot family took over the lordship of Pomas. The lordship was sold off in 1719.

Attractions[edit]

The château de Pomas dates back to the 12th century and is notable for its square tower and cruciform archers' windows.

Pomas has small, single track railway station, on the Carcassonne - Rivesaltes railway line, between Verzeille and Limoux.

Its shops include a bakery, a specialist local wine shop, and a tobacconist. It has a small private museum specialising in exotic shells. [2]

There are attractive walking routes in the hills around Pomas. [3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 480 —    
1968 501 +4.4%
1975 488 −2.6%
1982 491 +0.6%
1990 570 +16.1%
1999 645 +13.2%
2008 743 +15.2%

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