Lastours

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Lastours
The town hall in Lastours
The town hall in Lastours
Coat of arms of Lastours
Coat of arms
Location of Lastours
Lastours is located in France
Lastours
Lastours
Lastours is located in Occitanie
Lastours
Lastours
Coordinates: 43°20′06″N 2°22′47″E / 43.335°N 2.3797°E / 43.335; 2.3797Coordinates: 43°20′06″N 2°22′47″E / 43.335°N 2.3797°E / 43.335; 2.3797
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLa Vallée de l'Orbiel
IntercommunalityHaut Cabardès
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Max Brail
Area
1
2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
163
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11194 /11600
Elevation163–383 m (535–1,257 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lastours (Occitan: Las Tors) is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Lastours is located 12 km (7.5 mi) outside Carcassonne, in the valley of the Orbiel. There are four small castles each built on a large 300 m high rocky ridge. The castles were built to control the access to Montagne Noire and the Cabardes region. These are some of the few original Cathar castles left.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962439—    
1968444+1.1%
1975300−32.4%
1982248−17.3%
1990159−35.9%
1999163+2.5%
2008165+1.2%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.