Belloc

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For the writers named Belloc, see Hilaire Belloc and Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes.
For the fictional character from the Lucifer comics, see Elaine Belloc.
Belloc
Belloc is located in France
Belloc
Belloc
Coordinates: 43°00′51″N 1°55′53″E / 43.0142°N 1.9314°E / 43.0142; 1.9314Coordinates: 43°00′51″N 1°55′53″E / 43.0142°N 1.9314°E / 43.0142; 1.9314
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Mirepoix
Intercommunality Pays de Mirepoix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Barthez
Area1 9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 66
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09048 / 09600
Elevation 345–491 m (1,132–1,611 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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.

Belloc is a commune in the Ariège department of southwestern France.

It is located between Mirepoix and Foix and sits in the midst of a vast agricultural area.

Cuisine[edit]

The region features a robust cuisine including cassoulet and confit de canard and wines including the corbieres, minervois and malepere. The semi-hard ewe's milk cheese Abbaye de Belloc was first made here in the monastery of Notre-Dame de Belloc.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Belloc are called Bellocois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 24 —    
1968 54 +125.0%
1975 33 −38.9%
1982 55 +66.7%
1990 44 −20.0%
1999 62 +40.9%
2008 66 +6.5%

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