Fourtou

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Fourtou
Location of Fourtou
Fourtou is located in France
Fourtou
Fourtou
Fourtou is located in Occitanie
Fourtou
Fourtou
Coordinates: 42°54′31″N 2°25′50″E / 42.9086°N 2.4306°E / 42.9086; 2.4306Coordinates: 42°54′31″N 2°25′50″E / 42.9086°N 2.4306°E / 42.9086; 2.4306
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Haute-Vallée de l'Aude
IntercommunalityPays de Couiza
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Cros
Area
1
20.46 km2 (7.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
72
 • Density3.5/km2 (9.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11155 /11190
Elevation432–926 m (1,417–3,038 ft)
(avg. 670 m or 2,200 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Fourtou is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is located in the Corbières mountains.

The village lies in the middle of the commune, on the left bank of the Moulin brook, a tributary of the Orbieu, which has its source in the northern part of the commune.

The church in the village has been renovated and is well maintained. Its bell comes from the 12 century church located below the village in a hamlet near the "Chemin des Héritiers" within the compound of the old cemetery. This older church is currently under renovation.

The town hall has also been renovated and is regularly the seat of local celebrations.

The city's mayor Bernard CROSS initiated several improvements and the construction of self-catering cottage(s).

The main activity of the village consists in livestock farming.

Outside the village, are several isolated domains hosting expatriate families: (Belgian, Dutch, German, British etc.)

4 km S-E, nearby the old church and the site 'La Mouline', you will find the Seat of "THEG-CHOG NORBU LING", a Tibetan Karma Kamtshang Retreat Centre established by Lama Sangyay Tendzin. This community hosts a community of ordained and lay people dedicating their life to spiritual retreat.


Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196230—    
196842+40.0%
197542+0.0%
198246+9.5%
199058+26.1%
199953−8.6%
200857+7.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.