Laguiole

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Laguiole
Commune
The slate rooftops in Laguiole
The slate rooftops in Laguiole
Coat of arms of Laguiole
Coat of arms
Laguiole is located in France
Laguiole
Laguiole
Location within Occitanie region
Laguiole is located in Occitanie
Laguiole
Laguiole
Coordinates: 44°41′06″N 2°50′53″E / 44.685°N 2.8481°E / 44.685; 2.8481Coordinates: 44°41′06″N 2°50′53″E / 44.685°N 2.8481°E / 44.685; 2.8481
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAveyron
ArrondissementRodez
CantonAubrac et Carladez
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Alazard
Area163.06 km2 (24.35 sq mi)
Population (2008)21,269
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code12119 /12210
Elevation868–1,342 m (2,848–4,403 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 ft)
Websitewww.laguiole12.fr
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.

Laguiole ([lajɔl]; La Guiòla [laˈjɔlɔ] in Languedocien) is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

It is known for its Laguiole cheese, which has an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (label of guaranteed origin), and as the birthplace of the Laguiole knife. The name of the village comes from la gleisòla, meaning a little church.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,833—    
18001,973+7.6%
18061,928−2.3%
18212,177+12.9%
18312,128−2.3%
18362,178+2.3%
18412,174−0.2%
18462,020−7.1%
18512,115+4.7%
18561,934−8.6%
18611,837−5.0%
18661,996+8.7%
18721,989−0.4%
18761,984−0.3%
18811,930−2.7%
18861,914−0.8%
18911,941+1.4%
18961,871−3.6%
19011,890+1.0%
19061,885−0.3%
19111,767−6.3%
19211,576−10.8%
19261,647+4.5%
19311,509−8.4%
19361,612+6.8%
19461,468−8.9%
19541,366−6.9%
19621,262−7.6%
19681,282+1.6%
19751,291+0.7%
19821,231−4.6%
19901,264+2.7%
19991,248−1.3%
20081,269+1.7%

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