Trèbes

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Trèbes
Commune
Panorama Trèbes.jpg
Coat of arms of Trèbes
Coat of arms
Trèbes is located in France
Trèbes
Trèbes
Location within Occitanie region
Trèbes is located in Occitanie
Trèbes
Trèbes
Coordinates: 43°12′38″N 2°26′32″E / 43.2106°N 2.4422°E / 43.2106; 2.4422Coordinates: 43°12′38″N 2°26′32″E / 43.2106°N 2.4422°E / 43.2106; 2.4422
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton La Montagne d'Alaric
Intercommunality Carcassonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Banis (DVD)
Area1 16.36 km2 (6.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,524
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 11397 /11800
Elevation 67–161 m (220–528 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.

Trèbes (French: [tʁɛb]; Occitan: Trebes) is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. It is around 7 km east of the centre of Carcassonne.

History[edit]

Located on an important river crossing[citation needed], Trèbes was originally known as Tresmals (Three Fords) but in 1110 residents petitioned for the name to be changed to Trèbes (Three Goods) since Tresmals could also be parsed as "Three Evils".

In mid-October 2018, Villegailhenc, Conques-sur-Orbiel, and Villardonnel, and Trebes, along with nearby areas along the River Aude, were devastated when the river flooded after intense rain. 12 people were killed, including a nun.[1]

Incidents[edit]

In March 2018, the Trèbes hostage crisis took place in a supermarket in the town.[2]

The death toll from flash floods rises to 13 in October 2018.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,087—    
18001,087+0.0%
18061,206+10.9%
18211,387+15.0%
18311,607+15.9%
18361,707+6.2%
18411,773+3.9%
18461,901+7.2%
18511,871−1.6%
18561,888+0.9%
18611,714−9.2%
18661,764+2.9%
18721,765+0.1%
18762,001+13.4%
18812,171+8.5%
18862,209+1.8%
18911,858−15.9%
18961,804−2.9%
19011,840+2.0%
19062,006+9.0%
19111,962−2.2%
19212,000+1.9%
19261,992−0.4%
19312,021+1.5%
19362,068+2.3%
19462,057−0.5%
19542,179+5.9%
19622,294+5.3%
19682,958+28.9%
19754,007+35.5%
19825,526+37.9%
19905,575+0.9%
19995,495−1.4%
20085,524+0.5%

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ France hit by worst flash floods in over a century, killing at least 12 including a nun, [[ABC News Online, 2018-10-16
  2. ^ Chrisafis, Angelique; Henley, Jon (23 March 2018). "French police surround Trèbes supermarket amid hostage situation". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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