Saint-Papoul

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Saint-Papoul
Village et Abbaye de Saint-Papoul.jpg
Saint-Papoul is located in France
Saint-Papoul
Saint-Papoul
Coordinates: 43°19′56″N 2°02′12″E / 43.3322°N 2.0367°E / 43.3322; 2.0367Coordinates: 43°19′56″N 2°02′12″E / 43.3322°N 2.0367°E / 43.3322; 2.0367
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton Castelnaudary-Nord
Intercommunality Lauragais Montagne Noire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Ourliac
Area1 26.48 km2 (10.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 778
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11361 / 11400
Elevation 139–405 m (456–1,329 ft)
(avg. 159 m or 522 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-Papoul is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

History[edit]

The town of Saint-Papoul was founded during the 8th century when an abbey was established here, dedicated to Saint Papulus.[1]

The diocese of Saint-Papoul, of which Saint-Papoul Cathedral was the center, was created an episcopal see by John XXII in 1317.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 602 —    
1968 617 +2.5%
1975 678 +9.9%
1982 673 −0.7%
1990 762 +13.2%
1999 770 +1.0%
2008 778 +1.0%

Literature[edit]

Saint-Papoul is a location mentioned briefly in the M.R. James short ghost story Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book published in Ghost Stories of an Antiquary in 1904

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint-Papoul Abbey". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  2. ^ "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Carcassonne". newadvent.org. Retrieved 2016-08-01.