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|Intercommunality||Cabardès Montagne Noire|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Odile Seigne|
|• Land1||57.03 km2 (22.02 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||17/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||11367 / 11310|
|Elevation||166–742 m (545–2,434 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.
The village is perched in the foothills of the Black Mountain at an altitude of 467 m and boasts stunning views of the Vernassonne Gorge as well as the valley plain which stretches between Carcassonne and Castelnaudary.
The name of the village first appeared in the 10th century and originates from the Gallo-Romain Saxiago. The history of the village is strongly linked the Château built in the 10th century.
Near Saissac, there is a transmitter for broadcasting messages to submerged submarines, the La Regine Transmitter. Its mast was built in 1973 and is 330 metres tall – taller than Eiffel Tower.
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