Cordes-sur-Ciel

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Cordes-sur-Ciel
A view within Cordes-sur-Ciel
A view within Cordes-sur-Ciel
Coat of arms of Cordes-sur-Ciel
Coat of arms
Cordes-sur-Ciel is located in France
Cordes-sur-Ciel
Cordes-sur-Ciel
Location within Occitanie region
Cordes-sur-Ciel is located in Occitanie
Cordes-sur-Ciel
Cordes-sur-Ciel
Coordinates: 44°03′52″N 1°57′13″E / 44.0644°N 1.9536°E / 44.0644; 1.9536Coordinates: 44°03′52″N 1°57′13″E / 44.0644°N 1.9536°E / 44.0644; 1.9536
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentTarn
ArrondissementAlbi
CantonCarmaux-2 Vallée du Cérou
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Paul Quilès
Area
1
8.27 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)2
1,014
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
81069 /81170
Elevation159–320 m (522–1,050 ft)
(avg. 279 m or 915 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.

Cordes-sur-Ciel (Occitan: Còrdas d'Albigés) is a commune of the Tarn département, in France.

The fortified town (bastide) was built in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse. It is now a popular tourist spot. Until recently the town's name was Cordes, a word thought to come from the Indo-European root "corte" meaning "rocky heights."

Cordes seen from the valley