Alaigne

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Alaigne
The church in Alaigne
The church in Alaigne
Coat of arms of Alaigne
Coat of arms
Location of Alaigne
Alaigne is located in France
Alaigne
Alaigne
Alaigne is located in Occitanie
Alaigne
Alaigne
Coordinates: 43°06′08″N 2°05′30″E / 43.1022°N 2.0917°E / 43.1022; 2.0917Coordinates: 43°06′08″N 2°05′30″E / 43.1022°N 2.0917°E / 43.1022; 2.0917
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Piège au Razès
IntercommunalityLimouxin
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Périllou
Area
1
13.86 km2 (5.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
334
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11004 /11240
Elevation244–444 m (801–1,457 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Alaigne (Alanha in Occitan) is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alaignois or Alaignoises'[2]

Geography[edit]

The commune is located some 10 km north-west of Limoux and 20 km east of Mirepoix. A number of district roads all converge on the village of Alaigne: the D102 south from Belveze-du-Razes, the D702 west from Routier, the D102 north-west from Limoux, and the D52 which comes east from Bellegarde-du-Razes then continues south to Villelongue-d'Aude.[3]

The village itself is a traditional Circulade located in the historical region of Razès.

Located in the AOP Malepere wine growing area, the commune is mostly vineyards and farmland for wheat, rape and sunflowers with a few scattered forests. There are no villages or hamlets other than Alaigne.

Neighbouring communes and towns[3][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Alaigne
This is the arms of the last Archbishop of Narbonne, Arthur Richard Dillon.

The communes of Bize-Minervois, Gruissan, Pieusse, and Routier which were also strongholds of the Archbishop of Narbonne have the same arms.

Blazon:
Argent, a lion passant of gules between three crescents 2 and 1 the same.[4]



History[edit]

Before the Revolution, Alaigne was a part of Pieusse and Routier was a barony of the Archbishop of Narbonne.[5]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Alaigne[6]

From To Name Party Position
1906 1912 Urbain Frontil Consul General
2001 Current Jean Périllou

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006327—    
2007337+3.1%
2008338+0.3%
2009339+0.3%
2010340+0.3%
2011343+0.9%
2012343+0.0%
2013340−0.9%
2014335−1.5%
2015330−1.5%
2016326−1.2%

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Porte de Papi Fortified door (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[7]

Religious heritage[edit]

  • The Cemetery contains a number of items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Funeral Stèle (1668)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Funeral Stèle (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Funeral Stèle (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • 2 Funeral Stèles (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Pierre es Liens contains a number of items that are registered as historical objects:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aude ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ Arms of the State of Languedoc, editor Jacques Vincent, by Denis-François Gastelier de La Tour, 1767, Paris, 248 pages ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Topographic Dictionary of the départment of Aude, Imprimerie nationale, Abbot Antoine Sabarthès, 1912, Paris, p. 313.
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102510 Porte de Papi Fortified door ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002570 Funeral Stèle ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002569 Funeral Stèle ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002568 Funeral Stèle ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002567 2 Funeral Stèles ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002572 Chalice with Paten ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002571 Chalice with Paten ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002566 2 Stoups ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002565 Facing of the Altar and the communion table ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002579 Reliquary Cross of Saint Julie ‹See Tfd›(in French)