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The town hall in Monestiés
The town hall in Monestiés
Coat of arms of Monestiés
Coat of arms
Monestiés is located in France
Coordinates: 44°04′19″N 2°05′52″E / 44.0719°N 2.0978°E / 44.0719; 2.0978Coordinates: 44°04′19″N 2°05′52″E / 44.0719°N 2.0978°E / 44.0719; 2.0978
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Carmaux-2 Vallée du Cérou
Intercommunality Ségala-Carmausin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Marty
Area1 26.83 km2 (10.36 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,340
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81170 /81640
Elevation 190–437 m (623–1,434 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.

Monestiés (Occitan: Monestièr, meaning monastery) is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

It is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France") association.


The commune is traversed by the Cérou river.

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