Toulouges

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Toulouges
Toulouges is located in France
Toulouges
Toulouges
Coordinates: 42°40′18″N 2°49′58″E / 42.6717°N 2.8328°E / 42.6717; 2.8328Coordinates: 42°40′18″N 2°49′58″E / 42.6717°N 2.8328°E / 42.6717; 2.8328
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Toulouges
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Louis Caseilles
Area1 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,825
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66213 / 66350
Elevation 50–82 m (164–269 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.

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

History[edit]

Toulouges was probably grew upon a Roman villa. It was first mentioned in 904 at the same time mentioning the church called Tulogias. Other names that are presumably Toulouges are Tologis (in a 937 document), Tulujes (1027), Tuluges (1030), Toluges (1119).

During the 14th and 15th centuries Toulouges grew rapidly. A wall[1] and hospital were in existence. In 1628, however, part of the population was killed by a plague. Today, though, Toulouges is again growing rapidly.[2]

Geography[edit]

Toulouges covers an area of 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi), with 669 inhabitants per km². It is on a plain called Roussillon, between Thuir and Perpignan. Toulouges borders the following municipalities: Perpignan, Canohès, Thuir, El Soler, and Baho.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Population in:

  • 1962= 1524
  • 1968= 2117
  • 1975= 2868
  • 1982= 3637
  • 1990= 4955
  • 1999= 5396
  • 2006= 5825

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ironically, for the famous Truce of God was signed here in 1027.
  2. ^ Toulouges History (in French)
  3. ^ Toulouges notes