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The town hall of Tautavel
The town hall of Tautavel
Coat of arms of Tautavel
Coat of arms
Tautavel is located in France
Coordinates: 42°48′55″N 2°44′50″E / 42.8153°N 2.7472°E / 42.8153; 2.7472Coordinates: 42°48′55″N 2°44′50″E / 42.8153°N 2.7472°E / 42.8153; 2.7472
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton La Vallée de l'Agly
Intercommunality Rivesaltais - Agly - Manadeil
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Ilary
Area1 53.47 km2 (20.64 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 910
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66205 /66720
Elevation 65–566 m (213–1,857 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

Tautavel (Catalan: Talteüll) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

It is home to The European Centre for Prehistoric Research (CERP). Tautavel Man, an early hominid and some of the oldest human remains in Europe, was found in Caune de l'Arago, a cave in the commune.


Tautavel is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Tautavel and its surrounding communes


Population 1962-2008

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