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This article is about the French commune. For the opera by Salieri after a play by Beaumarchais, see Tarare (opera). For the 18th-century polyphagist, see Tarrare. For the 19th-century racehorse, see Tarrare (horse).
The road into Tarare
|Intercommunality||Pays de Tarare|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Bruno Peylachon|
|Area1||13.99 km2 (5.40 sq mi)|
|• Density||740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||243 69 243 / 69 170|
|Elevation||350–727 m (1,148–2,385 ft)
(avg. 359 m or 1,178 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.
Pop. (1906) 11,643.
According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition:
- "Tarare is the centre of a region engaged in the production of muslins, tarletans, embroidery and silk-plush, and in printing, bleaching and other subsidiary processes. Till 1756, when the manufacture of muslins was introduced from Switzerland, the town lay unknown among the Beaujolais mountains. The manufacture of Swiss cotton yarns and crochet embroideries was introduced at the end of the 18th century; at the beginning of the 19th figured stuffs, openworks and zephyrs were first produced. The manufacture of silk-plush for hats and machine-made velvets was set up towards the end of the 19th century. A busy trade is carried on in corn, cattle, linen, hemp, thread and leather."
- Le Bois-d'Oingt
- Les Olmes
- Les Sauvages
- La Tour-de-Salvagny
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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