Ginoles

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Ginoles
Location of Ginoles
Ginoles is located in France
Ginoles
Ginoles
Ginoles is located in Occitanie
Ginoles
Ginoles
Coordinates: 42°52′09″N 2°09′34″E / 42.8692°N 2.1594°E / 42.8692; 2.1594Coordinates: 42°52′09″N 2°09′34″E / 42.8692°N 2.1594°E / 42.8692; 2.1594
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Haute-Vallée de l'Aude
IntercommunalityAude en Pyrénées
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Tournie
Area
1
6.17 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
324
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11165 /11500
Elevation307–1,000 m (1,007–3,281 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ginoles is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. It neighbours a nearby commune, Quillan. Both of these communes are known for their luxurious holiday homes.

The origins of Ginoles are definitely very old and certainly predate the Gallo-Roman era. There are references in ancient texts to Castrum Ginolis, and its thermal springs. The presence of these natural hot springs almost certainly attracted people to this region, which in turn brought agriculture. Due to the sunny climate, since Roman times the cultivation of Olives was an important activity, and many retaining walls called 'terraces' were built on the mountainsides and are still visible especially when one is in the village.

Ginoles is also known for its orchards. In the nearby locality named “Prat Fa” it is said that once there was a “Fanum” there which is a small rural temple of antiquity.

Ginoles had a successful period, with the opening of the Spa which had two hot springs named Prosper and Rosita, located down the hill at Ginoles Les Bains; these have since closed.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962181—    
1968194+7.2%
1975263+35.6%
1982297+12.9%
1990357+20.2%
1999349−2.2%
2008365+4.6%

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References[edit]

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