Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes

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Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes
The church of Our Lady of Laval, near Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes
The church of Our Lady of Laval, near Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes
Coat of arms of Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes
Coat of arms
Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes is located in France
Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes
Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes
Coordinates: 42°48′46″N 2°22′35″E / 42.8128°N 2.3764°E / 42.8128; 2.3764Coordinates: 42°48′46″N 2°22′35″E / 42.8128°N 2.3764°E / 42.8128; 2.3764
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton La Vallée de l'Agly
Intercommunality Agly Fenouillèdes
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Fourlon
Area1 36.45 km2 (14.07 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 645
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66046 /66220
Elevation 279–1,000 m (915–3,281 ft)
(avg. 347 m or 1,138 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.

Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Toponymy[edit]

The name of the town in Occitan is Caudiers de Fenolledès (historical form), de Fenolhedés (normalized form) or de Fenolhet (by similarity with other nearby communes).[1]

The name first appears in 1011 as Caldarios. It is then written as Cauders in the 14th century, and then Caudies from the 15th to the 17th centuries, and then as Caudiers or Caudiès in modern Occitan.[1]

In French, the official name is Caudiès in 1790, when the village becomes a commune, even though the names of Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes or Caudiès-de-Saint-Paul were already in use.[2] Caudiès-de-Saint-Paul is used until the end of the 19th century,[3] but the town officially changes its name on 31 January 1898 to Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes, still in use nowadays.[2]

The name comes from the Latin caldarius, meaning cauldron, as can be seen on the local coat of arms, and may refer to nearby pit caves around the river Boulzane.[1]

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

Sites of interest[edit]

  • The church of Our Lady of Laval.
  • The ruins of the castle of Castel Fizel.
  • The curious bridge of the Saint-Louis pass.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lluís Basseda, Toponymie historique de Catalunya Nord, t. 1, Prades, Revista Terra Nostra, 1990, 796 p.
  2. ^ a b Jean-Pierre Pélissier, Paroisses et communes de France : dictionnaire d'histoire administrative et démographique, vol. 66 : Pyrénées-Orientales, Paris, CNRS, 1986
  3. ^ Fabricio Cardenas (19 July 2014). "De Quillan à Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes à vélo en 1889". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales. Retrieved 3 April 2016.