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Subprefecture and commune
Castelsarrasin town hall
Castelsarrasin town hall
Coat of arms of Castelsarrasin
Coat of arms
Castelsarrasin is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Castelsarrasin is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 44°02′27″N 1°06′28″E / 44.0408°N 1.1078°E / 44.0408; 1.1078Coordinates: 44°02′27″N 1°06′28″E / 44.0408°N 1.1078°E / 44.0408; 1.1078
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Castelsarrasin
Canton Castelsarrasin
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Philippe Bésiers
Area1 76.77 km2 (29.64 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 13,295
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 82033 /82100
Elevation 61–97 m (200–318 ft)
(avg. 84 m or 276 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.

Castelsarrasin (French pronunciation: ​[kastɛlsaʁasɛ̃]; Occitan: los Sarrasins) is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in Occitanie region of France. The inhabitants are called Castelsarrasinois. It is the second most populous commune in Tarn-et-Garonne after Montauban.


The first certain evidence of the town dates from 961. The name, Castel Sarracenum, would indicate that the castle was built in the Saracen era. The early history of the city is marked by wars; against the English until the end of the 12th century, then the Albigensian Crusade during the first part of the 13th century, and then the Shepherd's Crusade of 1320 that resulted in the deaths of many Jews in the city. The region was much affected by the Hundred Years' War, and again, during the wars of religion of the 16th century, the city's largely Catholic population was in frequent conflict with the generally Protestant surrounding region.

The region is calmer during the following centuries, up to the time of the French Revolution.

Castelsarrasin was the finish of Stage 17 in the 2007 Tour de France.



  • Église Saint-Sauveur


Castelsarrasin is the sub-prefecture of the department.

Bernard Dagen, pharmacist by profession, has been mayor since 1989.

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