Meauzac

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Meauzac
Coat of arms of Meauzac
Coat of arms
Meauzac is located in France
Meauzac
Meauzac
Coordinates: 44°05′22″N 1°14′24″E / 44.0894°N 1.24°E / 44.0894; 1.24Coordinates: 44°05′22″N 1°14′24″E / 44.0894°N 1.24°E / 44.0894; 1.24
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Castelsarrasin
Canton Castelsarrasin
Intercommunality Terrasses et Plaines des deux cantons
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) José Lacombe
Area1 11.77 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,298
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 82108 /82290
Elevation 67–88 m (220–289 ft)
(avg. 76 m or 249 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.

Meauzac is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

History[edit]

Meauzac has a vivid history spanning from the year of 406 CE to the modern day. It started out when a Gallo-Roman villa was built up, and villagers were attracted to the area due to the fertility of the area, being next to the Tarn river.[1]

In May 1369, the English arrived at Meauzac and besieged the castle. After negotiations took place, Meauzac decreed it would pledge allegiance to the Prince of Wales as its Lord. Upon this decision, the English left 40 men-at-arms and 20 archers, who defended the town for 20 years.

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