Avignonet-Lauragais

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Avignonet-Lauragais
A general view of Avignonet-Lauragais
A general view of Avignonet-Lauragais
Coat of arms of Avignonet-Lauragais
Coat of arms
Location of Avignonet-Lauragais
Avignonet-Lauragais is located in France
Avignonet-Lauragais
Avignonet-Lauragais
Avignonet-Lauragais is located in Occitanie
Avignonet-Lauragais
Avignonet-Lauragais
Coordinates: 43°22′00″N 1°47′23″E / 43.3667°N 1.7897°E / 43.3667; 1.7897Coordinates: 43°22′00″N 1°47′23″E / 43.3667°N 1.7897°E / 43.3667; 1.7897
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonRevel
IntercommunalityCC Terres Lauragais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-François Pages
Area
1
40.66 km2 (15.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,503
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
31037 /31290
Elevation176–274 m (577–899 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

In 1242 Avignonet-Lauragais was the site of a massacre of Inquisitors by members of a heretical garrison at the Castle of Montségur.[2] The massacre led to the Siege of Montségur.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962963—    
19681,040+8.0%
1975938−9.8%
1982931−0.7%
1990954+2.5%
19991,069+12.1%
20081,262+18.1%
20141,443+14.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Given, James (April 1989). "The Inquisitors of Languedoc and the Medieval Technology of Power". The American Historical Review. 94; 2: 336–359.