Lavelanet

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Lavelanet neout
The church in Lavelanet
The church in Lavelanet
Coat of arms of Lavelanet neout
Coat of arms
Location of Lavelanet neout
Lavelanet neout is located in France
Lavelanet neout
Lavelanet neout
Lavelanet neout is located in Occitanie
Lavelanet neout
Lavelanet neout
Coordinates: 42°56′01″N 1°50′58″E / 42.9336°N 1.8494°E / 42.9336; 1.8494Coordinates: 42°56′01″N 1°50′58″E / 42.9336°N 1.8494°E / 42.9336; 1.8494
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementPamiers
CantonPays d'Olmes
IntercommunalityPays d'Olmes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Sanchez
Area
1
12.57 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,458
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09160 /09300
Elevation490–802 m (1,608–2,631 ft)
(avg. 525 m or 1,722 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lavelanet (L'Avelhanet in the Languedocian dialect of Occitan) is a commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,191—    
18001,222+2.6%
18061,508+23.4%
18211,717+13.9%
18311,852+7.9%
18362,527+36.4%
18412,898+14.7%
18463,004+3.7%
18513,062+1.9%
18562,944−3.9%
18613,006+2.1%
18663,033+0.9%
18723,292+8.5%
18763,095−6.0%
18813,205+3.6%
18863,246+1.3%
18912,981−8.2%
18963,179+6.6%
19012,196−30.9%
19063,270+48.9%
19113,532+8.0%
19213,608+2.2%
19264,827+33.8%
19314,849+0.5%
19364,933+1.7%
19465,541+12.3%
19546,820+23.1%
19627,648+12.1%
19688,630+12.8%
19759,346+8.3%
19828,368−10.5%
19907,740−7.5%
19996,872−11.2%
20086,747−1.8%

Its inhabitants are called Lavelanetiens.

Place d'Europe

Tour de France[edit]

In 2002 the 13th stage of the Tour de France started in Lavelanet.[2]

In 2008 the 12th stage of the Tour de France started in Lavelanet.

Etymology[edit]

The name of Lavelanet comes from the Latin avellana meaning "hazel nut" (French: noisette).

The city is commonly called Neout by the locals.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ TOUR DE FRANCE : 'The others are better this year,' Lance says - International Herald Tribune