Puivert

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Puivert
The town hall in Puivert
The town hall in Puivert
Coat of arms of Puivert
Coat of arms
Location of Puivert
Puivert is located in France
Puivert
Puivert
Puivert is located in Occitanie
Puivert
Puivert
Coordinates: 42°55′18″N 2°02′51″E / 42.9217°N 2.0475°E / 42.9217; 2.0475Coordinates: 42°55′18″N 2°02′51″E / 42.9217°N 2.0475°E / 42.9217; 2.0475
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Haute-Vallée de l'Aude
IntercommunalityChalabrais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gaston Bauzou
Area
1
41.29 km2 (15.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
512
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11303 /11230
Elevation375–1,087 m (1,230–3,566 ft)
(avg. 438 m or 1,437 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Puivert (Languedocien: Puègverd) is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

History[edit]

Chateau Puivert

In the 12th century a castle (Château de Puivert) stood on this site which had strong links to both Cathars and troubadours. A meeting of troubadours took place here in 1170, and in 1185 festivities attended by the Viscount of Carcassonne and Loba, Lady of Cabaret.

At the time of the Wars against the Cathars its seigneur was Bernard de Congost. His wife Alpaïs had become a Cathar Parfaite before her death in 1208. In November 1210 the Castle was besieged by Simon de Montfort, and fell after three days. The Congost family continued the fight against the invaders. Bernard died after receiving the Cathar Consolamentum at Montsegùr in 1232. His son continued the fight, participating in the events of Avignonet in 1242 and helping defend Montsegùr in 1243-4.

In 1213 the seigneurie, now in French hands, was conferred by Simon de Montfort on one of his lieutenants, Lambert de Thury. Later it was allocated to the Bruyère family.

The present castle is French, built by the Bruyère family in the 14th century, probably around 1310. It is still in relatively good condition.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962645—    
1968683+5.9%
1975551−19.3%
1982552+0.2%
1990467−15.4%
1999410−12.2%
2008508+23.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.