Durfort, Tarn

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Durfort
Coat of arms of Durfort
Coat of arms
Location of Durfort
Durfort is located in France
Durfort
Durfort
Durfort is located in Occitanie
Durfort
Durfort
Coordinates: 43°26′20″N 2°04′07″E / 43.4389°N 2.0686°E / 43.4389; 2.0686Coordinates: 43°26′20″N 2°04′07″E / 43.4389°N 2.0686°E / 43.4389; 2.0686
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentTarn
ArrondissementCastres
CantonLa Montagne noire
IntercommunalityLauragais-Revel-Sorezois
Area
1
4.54 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
293
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
81083 /81540
Elevation262–660 m (860–2,165 ft)
(avg. 324 m or 1,063 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.

Durfort (Languedocien: Durfòrt) is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

It is located Between Revel, Haute-Garonne and Sorèze, Tarn. It borders the shores of the Sor river, which leads to Montagne Noir (the Black Mountain). The town gave its name to the great Durfort family, which is distinguished in French and English history[1]

Durfort is nicknamed Cité du Cuivre (the copper city), for the prosperous copper artisan trade that exists there, in addition to artisan trades in leather, glass, basket-making and jewelry.

Durfort is home to Musée du Cuivre (the copper museum), established in 1986, to document five centuries of the local copper craft.

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  1. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Durfort". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 704.

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