Saint-Juéry, Tarn

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The town hall in Saint-Juéry
The town hall in Saint-Juéry
Coat of arms of Saint-Juéry
Coat of arms
Saint-Juéry is located in France
Coordinates: 43°56′59″N 2°12′37″E / 43.9497°N 2.2103°E / 43.9497; 2.2103Coordinates: 43°56′59″N 2°12′37″E / 43.9497°N 2.2103°E / 43.9497; 2.2103
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Saint-Juéry
Intercommunality Albigeois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Lasserre
Area1 9.21 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,189
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81257 /81160
Elevation 157–332 m (515–1,089 ft)
(avg. 174 m or 571 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.

Saint-Juéry is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

Steel industry[edit]

The Saut-du-Tarn Steel Works was established by Léon Talabot in Saint-Juéry in 1824 as L. Talabot & Cie.[1] In 1881 a rolling mill hall was built with two mills.[2] In 1882 a coke-fired blast furnace was installed for production of cast iron. The first hydroelectric power station was built in 1898, supplying electricity to the factory and the village.[3] During the period from 1884 to 1934 many peasants came to work in the steel works from Cahuzaguet, Saint-Grégoire, Arthès, les Avalats and Marsal. Many settled in Saint-Juéry, which grew from 1,400 inhabitants in the 19th century to 7,000 inhabitants as of 2015.[4] With the collapse of the iron and steel industry, the factory closed in 1983.[3] As of 2015 there were still steel enterprises in the village of Saint-Juéry that employed over 250 people making hydraulic and oil valves, agricultural tools and speciality steel.[4]

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