Pomas

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Pomas
The old railway station in Pomas
The old railway station in Pomas
Coat of arms of Pomas
Coat of arms
Location of Pomas
Pomas is located in France
Pomas
Pomas
Pomas is located in Occitanie
Pomas
Pomas
Coordinates: 43°06′45″N 2°17′34″E / 43.1125°N 2.2928°E / 43.1125; 2.2928Coordinates: 43°06′45″N 2°17′34″E / 43.1125°N 2.2928°E / 43.1125; 2.2928
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Région Limouxine
IntercommunalityLimouxin et Saint-Hilairois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Serrus
Area
1
10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
905
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11293 /11250
Elevation136–347 m (446–1,138 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pomas is a commune in the Aude department in Occitanie southern France. It is located 4 km northwest of Saint-Hilaire, 15 km south of Carcassonne, 100 km southeast of Toulouse.

History[edit]

Pomas dates back to the 9th century when it was known as Pomaris. [2] In 1212, the local lord, Bernard de Pomars, a Cathar, was denounced as a heretic; his lands were taken and given to Philippe Golhoin. In 1559, the Rabot family took over the lordship of Pomas. The lordship was sold off in 1719.

Attractions[edit]

The château de Pomas dates back to the 12th century and is notable for its square tower and cruciform archers' windows.

Pomas has small, single track railway station, on the Carcassonne - Rivesaltes railway line, between Verzeille and Limoux.

Its shops include a bakery, a specialist local wine shop, and a tobacconist. It has a small private museum specialising in exotic shells. [3]

There are attractive walking routes in the hills around Pomas. [4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962480—    
1968501+4.4%
1975488−2.6%
1982491+0.6%
1990570+16.1%
1999645+13.2%
2008743+15.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ History of Pomas http://www.cc-lsh.fr/pomas/#Bref
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-02-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2012-02-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)