Rieux-Volvestre

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Rieux-Volvestre
Former Rieux Cathedral
Former Rieux Cathedral
Rieux-Volvestre is located in France
Rieux-Volvestre
Rieux-Volvestre
Coordinates: 43°15′30″N 1°11′53″E / 43.2583°N 1.1981°E / 43.2583; 1.1981Coordinates: 43°15′30″N 1°11′53″E / 43.2583°N 1.1981°E / 43.2583; 1.1981
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Muret
Canton Rieux-Volvestre
Intercommunality Volvestre
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Adolphe Ruquet
Area1 32.38 km2 (12.50 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,401
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31455 / 31310
Elevation 195–343 m (640–1,125 ft)
(avg. 236 m or 774 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.

Rieux-Volvestre (since June 2009, formerly Rieux[1]) is a French commune in Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

Rieux Cathedral, which is located here, was the seat of the Ancien Régime diocese of Rieux, created in 1317 and dissolved in 1790.

In 1560, Rieux-Volvestre was the site of the trial of Arnaud du Tilh, in the Martin Guerre case of imposture.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,218 —    
1968 1,194 −2.0%
1975 1,243 +4.1%
1982 1,462 +17.6%
1990 1,721 +17.7%
1999 1,900 +10.4%
2008 2,401 +26.4%

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