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The town hall in Giroussens.
The town hall in Giroussens.
Coat of arms of Giroussens
Coat of arms
Giroussens is located in France
Coordinates: 43°45′47″N 1°46′37″E / 43.7631°N 1.7769°E / 43.7631; 1.7769Coordinates: 43°45′47″N 1°46′37″E / 43.7631°N 1.7769°E / 43.7631; 1.7769
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Les Portes du Tarn
Intercommunality Pays Rabastinois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Claustre
Area1 41.67 km2 (16.09 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,213
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81104 /81500
Elevation 95–272 m (312–892 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 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.

Giroussens is a commune in the department of Tarn in southern France. It is particularly famous for its market of European pottery that attracts a lot of tourists in the spring.


The commune is traversed by the river Dadou.

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