Laguépie

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Laguépie
The River Viaur in Laguépie, in 1995
The River Viaur in Laguépie, in 1995
Coat of arms of Laguépie
Coat of arms
Laguépie is located in France
Laguépie
Laguépie
Coordinates: 44°08′43″N 1°58′14″E / 44.1453°N 1.9706°E / 44.1453; 1.9706Coordinates: 44°08′43″N 1°58′14″E / 44.1453°N 1.9706°E / 44.1453; 1.9706
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Montauban
Canton Quercy-Rouergue
Intercommunality Quercy Rouergue et des Gorges de l'Aveyron
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Alaux
Area1 14.86 km2 (5.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 737
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 82088 /82250
Elevation 140–387 m (459–1,270 ft)
(avg. 157 m or 515 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.

Laguépie is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

Situated in the Midi Quercy at the confluence of the rivers Aveyron and Viaur and at the corner of 3 different departments, Laguepie is a typical village of La France Profonde. It is in reality two villages. Laguepie itself (pop 733) is now in the Tarn-et-Garonne and forms an island in the middle of the two rivers. Until 1808 when Napoleon I created the Tarn-et-Garonne it belonged to the Aveyron, forming part of the diocese of Rodez. Its sister village St Martin Laguepie (pop 530) lines the left bank of the Viaur is dominated by the ruins of the medieval chateau and is in the department of the Tarn.

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