La Pomarède

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La Pomarède
Coat of arms of La Pomarède
Coat of arms
La Pomarède is located in France
La Pomarède
La Pomarède
Coordinates: 43°24′20″N 1°57′03″E / 43.4056°N 1.9508°E / 43.4056; 1.9508Coordinates: 43°24′20″N 1°57′03″E / 43.4056°N 1.9508°E / 43.4056; 1.9508
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton Le Bassin chaurien
Intercommunality Nord-Ouest Audois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Régnier
Area1 13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 164
 • Density 13/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11292 /11400
Elevation 188–375 m (617–1,230 ft)
(avg. 243 m or 797 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.

La Pomarède is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. La Pomarède is centred on a partially preserved Cathar chateau (castle) which is now the property of the commune. The chateau contains the Maire (town hall), a post office and small library, a primary school, and a privately owned hotel and restaurant. There is also a parish church (Roman Catholic) and cemetery in the commune. Self-catering accommodation is available in gites a few minutes' walk from the chateau.

The major nearby towns are Castelnaudary (a garrison town, also in the Department of Aude) and Revel (in the neighbouring Department of Haute Garonne), both about twenty minutes' drive away.

La Pomarède castle


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 169 —    
1968 175 +3.6%
1975 174 −0.6%
1982 165 −5.2%
1990 163 −1.2%
1999 158 −3.1%
2008 164 +3.8%

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