Sigean

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Sigean
Facade of L.A.C Lieu d'Art Contemporain, housed in a former winery
Facade of L.A.C Lieu d'Art Contemporain, housed in a former winery
Coat of arms of Sigean
Coat of arms
Location of Sigean
Sigean is located in France
Sigean
Sigean
Sigean is located in Occitanie
Sigean
Sigean
Coordinates: 43°01′45″N 2°58′42″E / 43.0292°N 2.9783°E / 43.0292; 2.9783Coordinates: 43°01′45″N 2°58′42″E / 43.0292°N 2.9783°E / 43.0292; 2.9783
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementNarbonne
CantonLes Corbières Méditerranée
IntercommunalityCorbières en Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2014–present) Michel Jammes
Area
1
35.35 km2 (13.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,566
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11379 /11130
Elevation0–126 m (0–413 ft)
(avg. 17 m or 56 ft)
Websitewww.sigean.fr (in French)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sigean (Occitan Sijan) is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. It formerly lay on Route nationale 9 between Narbonne and Perpignan,[2] but RN 9 (downgraded to route départementale 6009) now bypasses the town of Sigean and is itself bypassed by the A9 autoroute.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,555—    
19683,033+18.7%
19753,027−0.2%
19823,058+1.0%
19903,373+10.3%
19994,049+20.0%
20085,163+27.5%

Culture[edit]

  • The Musée des Corbières in Sigean is a museum dedicated to history and archaeology.[3]
  • The L.A.C Lieu d'Art Contemporain, located in Hameau du lac, hosts arts exhibition and performances in a former winery.[4]
  • The Zoo Réserve Africaine de Sigean

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Starke, Mariana (1828). Information and directions for travellers on the Continent. p. 473.
  3. ^ Musée des Corbières
  4. ^ L.A.C Lieu d'Art Contemporain