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
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Aubrac et Carladez
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Alazard
Area1 63.06 km2 (24.35 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,269
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12119 /12210
Elevation 868–1,342 m (2,848–4,403 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 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.

Laguiole ([lajɔl]; La Guiòla [laˈjɔlɔ] in Occitan) 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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,833 —    
1800 1,973 +7.6%
1806 1,928 −2.3%
1821 2,177 +12.9%
1831 2,128 −2.3%
1836 2,178 +2.3%
1841 2,174 −0.2%
1846 2,020 −7.1%
1851 2,115 +4.7%
1856 1,934 −8.6%
1861 1,837 −5.0%
1866 1,996 +8.7%
1872 1,989 −0.4%
1876 1,984 −0.3%
1881 1,930 −2.7%
1886 1,914 −0.8%
1891 1,941 +1.4%
1896 1,871 −3.6%
1901 1,890 +1.0%
1906 1,885 −0.3%
1911 1,767 −6.3%
1921 1,576 −10.8%
1926 1,647 +4.5%
1931 1,509 −8.4%
1936 1,612 +6.8%
1946 1,468 −8.9%
1954 1,366 −6.9%
1962 1,262 −7.6%
1968 1,282 +1.6%
1975 1,291 +0.7%
1982 1,231 −4.6%
1990 1,264 +2.7%
1999 1,248 −1.3%
2008 1,269 +1.7%

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