Lestrade-et-Thouels

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Lestrade-et-Thouels
Location of Lestrade-et-Thouels
Lestrade-et-Thouels is located in France
Lestrade-et-Thouels
Lestrade-et-Thouels
Lestrade-et-Thouels is located in Occitanie
Lestrade-et-Thouels
Lestrade-et-Thouels
Coordinates: 44°03′37″N 2°39′37″E / 44.0603°N 2.6603°E / 44.0603; 2.6603Coordinates: 44°03′37″N 2°39′37″E / 44.0603°N 2.6603°E / 44.0603; 2.6603
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAveyron
ArrondissementMillau
CantonRaspes et Lévezou
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Castagnier (PR)
Area
1
42.27 km2 (16.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
493
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12129 /12430
Elevation315–803 m (1,033–2,635 ft)
(avg. 720 m or 2,360 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lestrade-et-Thouels is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962608—    
1968672+10.5%
1975612−8.9%
1982624+2.0%
1990534−14.4%
1999454−15.0%
2008438−3.5%

Relation to Inspector Lestrade[edit]

The village of Lestrade-et-Thouels is considered as a possible origin of the family name "Lestrade", made famous through the character Inspector Lestrade who appears in numerous Sherlock Holmes stories. Arthur Conan Doyle is known to have given the fictional inspector the name of a friend from his days at the University of Edinburgh, a Saint Lucian medical student, Joseph Alexandre Lestrade. The ancestry of Joseph Lestrade is not sufficiently known to establish a certain link between him and the French village.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.