Toutens

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Toutens
Coat of arms of Toutens
Coat of arms
Toutens is located in France
Toutens
Toutens
Coordinates: 43°28′42″N 1°44′43″E / 43.4783°N 1.7453°E / 43.4783; 1.7453Coordinates: 43°28′42″N 1°44′43″E / 43.4783°N 1.7453°E / 43.4783; 1.7453
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Caraman
Intercommunality Cœur Lauragais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Magre
Area
 • Land1 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 174
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31558 / 31460
Elevation 206–283 m (676–928 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Toutens is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

It was originally a "seigneurie" or Lord of the Manor and in turn this lordship was originally a dependency of the barony of Beauville. It was detached in favour of the De Ver family in 1463[1] whose descendants by marriage, the De Puybusque, became the Marquises of Toutens. The De Ver family had lived in a chateau in Toutens since before the mid 16th century, certainly before 1554 and possibly 1503 or even earlier. Then the marquis de Toutens were more plainly styled the Seigneur de Toutens, feudal Lords with considerable rights to collect income and levy justice in their fiefdom. Then on June 28 1580, during the wars of religion, the Vicomte de Turenne a friend and ally of the future King Henry IV of France, led a Protestant (Huguenot) army and attacked several chateaus and forts in the area around Toutens. The chateau at Toutens was burned and razed. The present chateau was built likely in the early to mid 18th century by the De Ver family using some of the stone and other material from their feudal château but on another site some 300 meters to the west of the former site.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 110 —    
1968 129 +17.3%
1975 107 −17.1%
1982 149 +39.3%
1990 151 +1.3%
1999 143 −5.3%
2008 174 +21.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les droits seigneuriaux dans la sénéchaussée et comté de Lauragais (1553-1789): étude juridique et historique. Jean Ramière de Fortanier. Laffitte Reprints, 1932.
  2. ^ Généalogie de la famille de Puybusque ,par Guillaume-Albert de Puybusque. Éditeur : E. Privat (Toulouse), 1912.