Limoux

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Limoux
Subprefecture and commune
Pont-Neuf of Limoux
Pont-Neuf of Limoux
Coat of arms of Limoux
Coat of arms
Limoux is located in France
Limoux
Limoux
Coordinates: 43°03′28″N 2°13′09″E / 43.0578°N 2.2192°E / 43.0578; 2.2192Coordinates: 43°03′28″N 2°13′09″E / 43.0578°N 2.2192°E / 43.0578; 2.2192
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton Région-Limouxine
Intercommunality Le Limouxin
Government
 • Mayor (2014 - 2020) Jean-Paul Dupré[1]
Area1 32.41 km2 (12.51 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 10,275
 • Density 317.03/km2 (821.11/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Limouxins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11206 /11300
Elevation 156–740 m (512–2,428 ft)
(avg. 448 m or 1,470 ft)
Website www.limoux.fr

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.

Limoux (Occitan: Limós) is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Aude department. It is in the Occitanie region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Limoux.

Geography[change | change source]

Limoux is along the Aude river and is about 30 km (19 mi) due south of Carcassonne.

The commune of Limoux has an area of 32.4 km2 (12.5 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 448 m (1,470 ft) and the city hall is an altitude of 169 m (554 ft).[3]

Limoux and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Limoux

The commune of Limoux is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Limoux, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - oceanic climate with warm summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Limoux are known, in French, as Limouxins (women: Limouxines).[5]

With a population of 10,275,[6] Limoux has a population density of 317 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Limoux

Limoux forms, with other 4 communes, the urban area of Limoux with a population of 12,883 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 64.8 km2 (25.0 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Limoux, formed by 16 communes with a population of 15,560 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 150.6 km2 (58.1 sq mi).[8]

Administration[change | change source]

Limoux is a subprefecture of the Aude department, the capital of the arrondissement of Limoux and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton La Région Limouxine, with 19,978 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Le Limouxin (French: Communauté de communes du Limouxin).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Limoux is twinned with:

Culture[change | change source]

The Carnival

The town is well known for its wine called Limoux wine. It also has a Winter festival called Fècos. It is often called Carnaval de Limoux in France. It is usually between January and Easter.

Markets[change | change source]

  • Weekly market every Friday (or Thursday if a public holiday falls on a Friday).
  • Flea market or Brocante the first Sunday of each month on the Promenade du Tivoli.
  • Evening markets on Tuesdays in July and August.

Places of interest[change | change source]

  • The Musée Petiet (Tourist Information Office),
  • Musée du Piano (Museum of the piano)
  • CathaRama (a history of the Cathar movement).
  • Winery tours at Sieur d'Arques and Aimery.
  • Jardin aux Plantes la Bouichère - Flassian, 2 hectares of gardens which is home to various collections of increasingly rare plant varieties.

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conseil municipale". Commune de Narbonne. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. "Commune de Limoux (11206)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  3. "City of Limoux". Map-France.com. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  4. "La ville de Limoux". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  5. "Aude (11)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  7. "Unité urbaine de Limoux (11301)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  8. "Aire urbaine de Limoux (296)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]