Limoux

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Limoux

France-Limoux-Pont neuf1.jpg
Pont-Neuf of Limoux
Coat of arms of Limoux
Coat of arms
Limoux is located in France
Limoux
Administration
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton Région-Limouxine
Intercommunality Le Limouxin
Mayor Jean-Paul Dupré[1]
(2014 - 2020)
Statistics
Elevation 156–740 m (512–2,428 ft)
(avg. 448 m/1,470 ft)
Land area1 32.41 km2 (12.51 sq mi)
Population2 10,275  (2014)
 - Density 317 /km2 (820 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11206/ 11300
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.

Coordinates: 43°03′28″N 2°13′09″E / 43.0578°N 2.2192°E / 43.0578; 2.2192

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. http://www.limoux.fr/index.php/la-mairie-de-limoux-a-votre-service/vie-municipale/conseil-municipal. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  2. "Commune de Limoux (11206)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-11206. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  3. "City of Limoux". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Limoux-11300/. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  4. "La ville de Limoux" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-limoux.html. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. "Aude (11)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_departement_aude_11.html. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep11.pdf. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  7. "Unité urbaine de Limoux (11301)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-11301. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  8. "Aire urbaine de Limoux (296)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-296. Retrieved 22 March 2017.

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