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Coat of arms of Molandier
Coat of arms
Molandier is located in France
Coordinates: 43°14′50″N 1°42′59″E / 43.2472°N 1.7164°E / 43.2472; 1.7164Coordinates: 43°14′50″N 1°42′59″E / 43.2472°N 1.7164°E / 43.2472; 1.7164
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton Belpech
Intercommunality Garnaguès et la Piège
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Lautre
Area1 19.84 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 221
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11236 / 11420
Elevation 226–351 m (741–1,152 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Molandier is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. The main town is Bastide located on the old highway 624 between Castelnaudary and Le Vernet .


The first record of Molandier is found in the thirteenth century when, on 1 April 1246, a charter of Customs Molandier was signed between lords and count. The charter defined the geographical boundaries of the region and the feudal rights of the lords as well as including a system of property boundaries and rules for civil and criminal justice, police and consular organization.

The territory of Molandier was larger in the thirteenth century than nowadays. The limits were defined by streams and a river, the bright-Hers. The stream Grilosa (today Durgou) marked the southern boundary. This creek flows into Hers around Marrot. The western boundary was represented by the stream of Pounchuc (Roquefort today) on the old road to Calmont Mazères. The northeast boundary is the death-Hers. The stream of Garrigou (near La Borde du Bosc) separates Molandier and Belper . The passage between the villages was called the No carbe (goat).


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 359 —    
1968 345 −3.9%
1975 263 −23.8%
1982 256 −2.7%
1990 218 −14.8%
1999 213 −2.3%
2008 221 +3.8%

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