Burlats

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Burlats
The Adelaide Pavilion in Burlats
The Adelaide Pavilion in Burlats
Coat of arms of Burlats
Coat of arms
Location of Burlats
Burlats is located in France
Burlats
Burlats
Burlats is located in Occitanie
Burlats
Burlats
Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 2°19′06″E / 43.6375°N 2.3183°E / 43.6375; 2.3183Coordinates: 43°38′15″N 2°19′06″E / 43.6375°N 2.3183°E / 43.6375; 2.3183
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentTarn
ArrondissementCastres
CantonCastres-2
IntercommunalitySidobre Val d'Agout
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Serge Serieys
Area
1
32.62 km2 (12.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)2[1]
2,180
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
81042 /81100
Elevation176–682 m (577–2,238 ft)
(avg. 195 m or 640 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.

Burlats is a commune in the Tarn department and Occitanie region of southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Burlats
(Source: INSEE[2])
Year196219681975198219901999
Population111911411176131316701829

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Adelaide Pavilion, a unique showcase of Roman civil architecture that cradled the birth of l’Amour courtois (“courtly love”, a medieval European conception of love in its noble, chivalrous ways). Dame Adelaide de Toulouse was the daughter of Raymond V, count of Toulouse, viscountess of Albi, who married Roger II Trencavel in 1171.
  • The House of Adam, a 12th-century house famous for its façade on the Agout River that possibly depended from the priory. Its name came from a window lintel that was sold in 1935.
  • The former St-Pierre collegiate church. The priory was mentioned for the first time in 973, then in a bull from pope Calixtus II, as dependant from the Castres Abbey. When the latter became a Cathedral in 1317, the priory was secularised and became a collegiate in 1318. After several destructions, due notably to the Wars of Religion and a fire in 1625, the church’s ruins are eventually bought by the commune in 1835 to be restored. It was designated a “Monument Historique” in 1845.
  • The Bistoure gate, one of the four gates of the ramparts, dating back to the 14th century.
  • The 17th-century castle, with its ancient 14th-century tower.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Burlats sur le site de l'Insee

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