Saissac

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Saissac
A general view of Saissac
A general view of Saissac
Coat of arms of Saissac
Coat of arms
Location of Saissac
Saissac is located in France
Saissac
Saissac
Saissac is located in Occitanie
Saissac
Saissac
Coordinates: 43°21′42″N 2°10′10″E / 43.3617°N 2.1694°E / 43.3617; 2.1694Coordinates: 43°21′42″N 2°10′10″E / 43.3617°N 2.1694°E / 43.3617; 2.1694
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLa Malepère à la Montagne Noire
IntercommunalityCabardès Montagne Noire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Odile Seigne
Area
1
57.03 km2 (22.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
956
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11367 /11310
Elevation166–742 m (545–2,434 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saissac is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

The village is perched in the foothills of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain) at an altitude of 467 m and boasts stunning views of the Vernassonne Gorge as well as the valley plain which stretches between Carcassonne and Castelnaudary.

History[edit]

The name of the village first appeared in the 10th century and originates from the Gallo-Romain Saxiago. The history of the village is strongly linked the Château built in the 10th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17891,016—    
1962587−42.2%
1968705+20.1%
1975652−7.5%
1982709+8.7%
1990867+22.3%
1999923+6.5%
2008981+6.3%

Sights[edit]

Near Saissac, there is a transmitter for broadcasting messages to submerged submarines, the La Regine Transmitter. Its mast was built in 1973 and is 330 metres tall – taller than Eiffel Tower.

Château de Saissac

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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