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Ruins of the chateau
Ruins of the chateau
Coat of arms of Capendu
Coat of arms
Capendu is located in France
Coordinates: 43°11′06″N 2°33′37″E / 43.185°N 2.5603°E / 43.185; 2.5603Coordinates: 43°11′06″N 2°33′37″E / 43.185°N 2.5603°E / 43.185; 2.5603
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton Capendu
Intercommunality Piémont d'Alaric
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Camel
Area1 15.12 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,525
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11068 /11700
Elevation 59–461 m (194–1,512 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.

Capendu is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.


Mentioned in the form Campendud 1071. Occitan “sloping field”, “inclined field”. Fortuitous homophony with Capendu, hamlet of Blainville-Crevon (Seine-Maritime) which means “hung cat”. Armorial bearings


One finds potteries dating about 20.000 years ago in the Mayrac locality. The traces reveal a Roman camp site near the placement of the windmill of Roque Del Die (Occitan for Rock of God).


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,407 —    
1968 1,413 +0.4%
1975 1,160 −17.9%
1982 1,198 +3.3%
1990 1,291 +7.8%
1999 1,380 +6.9%
2008 1,525 +10.5%


For seven years, FestiVoix, organized by the community of communes, has invited choral societies and artists.

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