Toulouges

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Toulouges
The town hall in Toulouges
The town hall in Toulouges
Coat of arms of Toulouges
Coat of arms
Toulouges is located in France
Toulouges
Toulouges
Coordinates: 42°40′18″N 2°49′58″E / 42.6717°N 2.8328°E / 42.6717; 2.8328Coordinates: 42°40′18″N 2°49′58″E / 42.6717°N 2.8328°E / 42.6717; 2.8328
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Toulouges
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Louis Caseilles
Area1 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,825
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66213 /66350
Elevation 50–82 m (164–269 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.

Toulouges (French: [tuluʒ]; Catalan: Toluges [tuˈluʒəs]) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Toulouges is located between Thuir and Perpignan, in the canton of Toulouges and in the arrondissement de Perpignan.

The town covers an area of 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi), with 669 inhabitants per km². Toulouges borders the following municipalities: Perpignan, Canohès, Thuir, El Soler, and Baho.[1]

Map of Toulouges and its surrounding communes

History[edit]

Toulouges probably grew upon a Roman villa. It was first mentioned in 904 at the same time mentioning the church called Tulogias. Other names that are presumably Toulouges are Tologis (in a 937 document), Tulujes (1027), Tuluges (1030), Toluges (1119).

During the 14th and 15th centuries Toulouges grew rapidly. A wall[2] and hospital were in existence. In 1628, however, part of the population was killed by a plague. Today, though, Toulouges is again growing rapidly.[3]

Demography[edit]

Population of Toulouges from 1962 to 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toulouges notes
  2. ^ Ironically, for the famous Truce of God was signed here in 1027.
  3. ^ Toulouges History (in French)