Saint-Papoul

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Saint-Papoul
Village et Abbaye de Saint-Papoul.jpg
Location of Saint-Papoul
Saint-Papoul is located in France
Saint-Papoul
Saint-Papoul
Saint-Papoul is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLe Bassin chaurien
IntercommunalityLauragais Montagne Noire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Ourliac
Area
1
26.48 km2 (10.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
836
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11361 /11400
Elevation139–405 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.

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.[2]

The diocese of Saint-Papoul, of which Saint-Papoul Cathedral was the center, was created an episcopal see by John XXII in 1317.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962602—    
1968617+2.5%
1975678+9.9%
1982673−0.7%
1990762+13.2%
1999770+1.0%
2008778+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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Saint-Papoul Abbey". Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  3. ^ "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Carcassonne". newadvent.org. Retrieved 2016-08-01.