Saint-Félix-Lauragais

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Saint-Félix-Lauragais
Saint-Félix-Lauragais.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Félix-Lauragais
Coat of arms
Saint-Félix-Lauragais is located in France
Saint-Félix-Lauragais
Saint-Félix-Lauragais
Coordinates: 43°26′59″N 1°53′18″E / 43.4497°N 1.8883°E / 43.4497; 1.8883Coordinates: 43°26′59″N 1°53′18″E / 43.4497°N 1.8883°E / 43.4497; 1.8883
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Revel
Intercommunality Lauragais-Revel-Sorezois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Rey
Area
 • Land1 51.88 km2 (20.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,362
 • Population2 density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31478 / 31540
Elevation 178–341 m (584–1,119 ft)
(avg. 321 m or 1,053 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.

Saint-Félix-Lauragais is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

The village was previously called Saint-Félix-de-Caraman or Carmaing. In 1167 the Cathars held a Council here, attended by many local figures and also by the Bogomil papa Nicetas, the Cathar bishop of (northern) France and a leader of the Cathars of Lombardy.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,035 —    
1968 1,192 +15.2%
1975 1,110 −6.9%
1982 1,188 +7.0%
1990 1,177 −0.9%
1999 1,301 +10.5%
2008 1,362 +4.7%

Sights[edit]

The Château de Saint-Félix-Lauragais is a 12th-century castle which is listed as a historical site by the French Ministry of Culture. [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.culture.gouv.fr, accessed 17 March 2008

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