Blaye-les-Mines

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Blaye-les-Mines
Commune
Former town hall of Blaye-les-Mines
Former town hall of Blaye-les-Mines
Coat of arms of Blaye-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Blaye-les-Mines is located in France
Blaye-les-Mines
Blaye-les-Mines
Coordinates: 44°01′54″N 2°07′57″E / 44.0317°N 2.1325°E / 44.0317; 2.1325Coordinates: 44°01′54″N 2°07′57″E / 44.0317°N 2.1325°E / 44.0317; 2.1325
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Carmaux-2 Vallée du Cérou
Intercommunality Carmausin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–20) André Fabre
Area1 8.88 km2 (3.43 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 3,073
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81033 /81400
Elevation 241–344 m (791–1,129 ft)
(avg. 339 m or 1,112 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.

Blaye-les-Mines is a commune in the Tarn department and Occitanie region of southern France.

The settlement grew up around the home of Gabriel de Solages (1711–1799), who founded the Compagnie minière de Carmaux and a glassworks at his château at Blaye.[1]

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  1. ^ Monnié, A. (1929), "Le bassin houiller de Carmaux-Albi" (PDF), Annales de Géographie (in French), 38 (216): 581, doi:10.3406/geo.1929.9935, retrieved 2017-07-23