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Coat of arms of Carmaux
Coat of arms
Carmaux is located in France
Coordinates: 44°03′00″N 2°09′32″E / 44.05°N 2.1589°E / 44.05; 2.1589Coordinates: 44°03′00″N 2°09′32″E / 44.05°N 2.1589°E / 44.05; 2.1589
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Carmaux-1 Le Ségala and Carmaux-2 Vallée du Cérou
Area1 14.16 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,464
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81060 /81400
Elevation 228–340 m (748–1,115 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.

Carmaux is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.[1]


The Compagnie minière de Carmaux has its origins in a coal mining concession granted in 1852 to Gabriel de Solages, which became the Compagnie minière de Carmaux. He also founded a glass bottle factory, fueled by the coal.[2] Carmaux was famous for its industries of coal mining (from the thirteenth century to 2000) and its glassworks (from the eighteenth century to 1931).


The Cérou flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.


Historical population of Carmaux
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 14565 14755 13208 12113 10957 10231 10464
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Carmaux". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ 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 

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