Tautavel

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Tautavel
Talteüll
Tautavel Mairie.JPG
Tautavel is located in France
Tautavel
Tautavel
Coordinates: 42°48′55″N 2°44′50″E / 42.8153°N 2.7472°E / 42.8153; 2.7472Coordinates: 42°48′55″N 2°44′50″E / 42.8153°N 2.7472°E / 42.8153; 2.7472
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Latour-de-France
Intercommunality Rivesaltais - Agly - Manadeil
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Ilary
Area
 • Land1 53.47 km2 (20.64 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 910
 • Population2 density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66205 / 66720
Elevation 65–566 m (213–1,857 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

Tautavel (Catalan: Talteüll) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

It is home to The European Centre for Prehistoric Research (CERP). Tautavel Man, an early homonid and some of the oldest human remains in Europe, was found in Caune de l'Arago, a cave in the commune.

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