Capendu

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Capendu
Ruins of the chateau
Ruins of the chateau
Coat of arms of Capendu
Coat of arms
Location of Capendu
Capendu is located in France
Capendu
Capendu
Capendu is located in Occitanie
Capendu
Capendu
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLa Montagne d'Alaric
IntercommunalityPiémont d'Alaric
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Camel
Area
1
15.12 km2 (5.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,562
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11068 /11700
Elevation59–461 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.

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

Etymology[edit]

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

History[edit]

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).

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,407—    
19681,413+0.4%
19751,160−17.9%
19821,198+3.3%
19901,291+7.8%
19991,380+6.9%
20081,525+10.5%

Events[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.