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La Tor de Querol
Railway station
Railway station
Coat of arms of Latour-de-Carol
Coat of arms
Latour-de-Carol is located in France
Coordinates: 42°27′57″N 1°53′23″E / 42.4658°N 1.8897°E / 42.4658; 1.8897Coordinates: 42°27′57″N 1°53′23″E / 42.4658°N 1.8897°E / 42.4658; 1.8897
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Les Pyrénées catalanes
Intercommunality Pyrénées Cerdagne
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Albert Truno
Area1 12.63 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 419
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66095 /66760
Elevation 1,209–2,080 m (3,967–6,824 ft)
(avg. 1,248 m or 4,094 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.

Latour-de-Carol (Catalan: La Tor de Querol) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.



Latour-de-Carol is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Latour-de-Carol and its surrounding communes


The village's main claim to fame is as the site of the international railway station, Gare de Latour-de-Carol-Enveitg (Catalan: La Tor de Querol-Enveig). This station is the terminus of three lines, each with different gauges:

As the French and Spanish tracks are different gauges, no trains run the whole way from Toulouse to Barcelona. Passengers have to change trains, which are however no longer scheduled to offer direct connections. Occasional freight-trains cross the border and are worked to Puigcerda, where freight is transferred. The double-track line to Puigcerda consists of two separate tracks with different gauges and electrified at different currents. September 2011 - the French (standard) gauge line across the border is out of use. Spanish passenger trains run across into France to meet up with the French line. No freight services currently operate. Judging from the Google maps satellite photos, the French line into Puigcerda has been severed and the alignment of the Spanish line changed. The sidings served by the French lines are being left to nature, although the Spanish lines seem very well maintained.

Route nationale 20 passing through Latour-de-Carol. This segment of this road is also part of the European route E09.

European route E09 and part of the Route nationale 20 connect Latour-de-Carol with Bourg-Madame (near the border with Spain) and Foix.


Population 1962-2008

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