Conques-sur-Orbiel

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Conques-sur-Orbiel
The church and surroundings in Conques-sur-Orbiel
The church and surroundings in Conques-sur-Orbiel
Coat of arms of Conques-sur-Orbiel
Coat of arms
Location of Conques-sur-Orbiel
Conques-sur-Orbiel is located in France
Conques-sur-Orbiel
Conques-sur-Orbiel
Conques-sur-Orbiel is located in Occitanie
Conques-sur-Orbiel
Conques-sur-Orbiel
Coordinates: 43°16′14″N 2°24′09″E / 43.2706°N 2.4025°E / 43.2706; 2.4025Coordinates: 43°16′14″N 2°24′09″E / 43.2706°N 2.4025°E / 43.2706; 2.4025
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLa Vallée de l'Orbiel
IntercommunalityMinervois au Cabardès
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Chapet
Area
1
25.07 km2 (9.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,556
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11099 /11600
Elevation101–286 m (331–938 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Conques-sur-Orbiel is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,585—    
19681,662+4.9%
19751,692+1.8%
19821,786+5.6%
19902,043+14.4%
19992,061+0.9%
20082,294+11.3%

Chapel[edit]

About 2 km north of the town lies a chapel constructed in 1885 for property owner Camille Don de Cépian and designed by Gabriel Pasquier. The chapel is crumbling but was recently stabilized.[2]

2018 Flood[edit]

In mid-October 2018, Villegailhenc, Conques-sur-Orbiel, and Villardonnel, and Trebes, along with nearby areas along the River Aude, were devastated when the river flooded after intense rain. 12 people were killed, including a nun.[3] Natural deposits of high arsenic content were disturbed & spread by these flood waters, levels of 100 ug/L have been subsequently measured in affected areas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Travaux de sécurisation à la chapelle de Vic, La Dépêche du Midi, 2016-11-28
  3. ^ France hit by worst flash floods in over a century, killing at least 12 including a nun, ABC News Online, 2018-10-16

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