Serres, Aude

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Serres
Château de Serres (Aude).jpg
Coat of arms of Serres
Coat of arms
Serres is located in France
Serres
Serres
Coordinates: 42°56′51″N 2°19′32″E / 42.9475°N 2.3256°E / 42.9475; 2.3256Coordinates: 42°56′51″N 2°19′32″E / 42.9475°N 2.3256°E / 42.9475; 2.3256
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton Couiza
Intercommunality Pays de Couiza
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Octave Treton
Area1 4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 50
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11377 / 11190
Elevation 259–797 m (850–2,615 ft)
(avg. 271 m or 889 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.

Serres is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the Route Departmental D613 between Arques and Couiza. Mount Pech Cardou at an altitude of 795 m overlooks Serres village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 52 —    
1968 62 +19.2%
1975 72 +16.1%
1982 41 −43.1%
1990 55 +34.1%
1999 58 +5.5%
2008 50 −13.8%

Sights[edit]

The village has a 16th-century chateau, church dedicated to St Pierre and Tinel wine museum with a 15th-century vaulted wine cellar.

A 17th-century restored bridge over the river Rialsesse has a Méridienne verte ("Green Meridian") marker. Another marker is situated outside the church at the old olive tree.

Economy[edit]

The area produces Chardonnay grapes used in Blanquette wine.

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