Gardie, Aude

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Gardie
Coat of arms of Gardie
Coat of arms
Location of Gardie
Gardie is located in France
Gardie
Gardie
Gardie is located in Occitanie
Gardie
Gardie
Coordinates: 43°04′32″N 2°18′00″E / 43.0756°N 2.3°E / 43.0756; 2.3Coordinates: 43°04′32″N 2°18′00″E / 43.0756°N 2.3°E / 43.0756; 2.3
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Région Limouxine
IntercommunalityLimouxin et Saint-Hilairois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rosylin Garrabou
Area
1
4.65 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
119
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11161 /11250
Elevation174–345 m (571–1,132 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

It is a small hilltop village on the edge of the Barris stream valley. It is in the Canton of St Hilaire, 4 km away.

History[edit]

The village has Roman origins and was named Gardiaco. It was probably built as a guardpost for the nearby St Hilaire Abbey.

The centre of the village has a Circulade, a circle of old houses that would have originally been built around the perimeter of the now missing chateau as a defensive feature. It was possible to circumvent the village through the attics of these houses. The church has a small tower topped by a cast iron frame cap and bells.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962130—    
1968160+23.1%
1975132−17.5%
1982112−15.2%
199095−15.2%
1999101+6.3%
2008104+3.0%

Economy[edit]

Gardie is a farming village with the main crop being grapes. Most of the grapes go to produce the famous Blanquette de Limoux or Limoux A.O.C. red wine.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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