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Medieval tower in Viala-du-Tarn
Medieval tower in Viala-du-Tarn
Coat of arms of Viala-du-Tarn
Coat of arms
Viala-du-Tarn is located in France
Coordinates: 44°04′23″N 2°52′42″E / 44.0731°N 2.8783°E / 44.0731; 2.8783Coordinates: 44°04′23″N 2°52′42″E / 44.0731°N 2.8783°E / 44.0731; 2.8783
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Millau
Canton Saint-Beauzély
Intercommunality Tarn et de la Muse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bertrand Guet
Area1 38.56 km2 (14.89 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 541
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12296 /12490
Elevation 300–1,050 m (980–3,440 ft)
(avg. 569 m or 1,867 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.

Viala-du-Tarn is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

The town of Le Viala dates from Medieval times and contains several interesting towers built in the 14th century. The administration of the Commune maintains a popular swimming beach and small boat access point on the Tarn.

One such tower is pictured at right. Owned by the patriarch of a prominent Anglo-Saxon family, it was renovated from 1985–present.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 516 —    
1968 671 +30.0%
1975 581 −13.4%
1982 539 −7.2%
1990 533 −1.1%
1999 525 −1.5%
2008 541 +3.0%

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