Chalabre

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Chalabre
Skyline of Chalabre
Coat of arms of Chalabre
Coat of arms
Location of Chalabre
Chalabre is located in France
Chalabre
Chalabre
Chalabre is located in Occitanie
Chalabre
Chalabre
Coordinates: 42°59′05″N 2°00′25″E / 42.9847°N 2.0069°E / 42.9847; 2.0069Coordinates: 42°59′05″N 2°00′25″E / 42.9847°N 2.0069°E / 42.9847; 2.0069
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementLimoux
CantonLa Haute-Vallée de l'Aude
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Guilhamat
Area
1
15.49 km2 (5.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,127
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11091 /11230
Elevation357–646 m (1,171–2,119 ft)
(avg. 377 m or 1,237 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chalabre (Languedocien: Eissalabra) is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

The capital of the Quercorb region, it is a relatively unspoilt bastide with shady streets and quiet alleyways.

The local industry died out around 70 years ago, although the buildings of many still remain.

The road to Lac de Montbel runs through Chalabre and this brings a steady stream of visitors.

The local land is rich and verdant with fruit growing a speciality; the rivers rarely run dry and the climate is more amenable than the dry weather as you approach the coast.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,771—    
19681,838+3.8%
19751,583−13.9%
19821,441−9.0%
19901,262−12.4%
19991,172−7.1%
20081,141−2.6%

Personalities[edit]

Jean Danjou, one of the most famous commanders of the French Foreign Legion, was born in Chalabre in 1828, he commanded the legionnaires at the celebrated Battle of Camarón.

A small plaque celebrates the birth of Joseph Raynaud in 1911, he went on to join the local Maquis in the Gers and was executed by the Germans on 7 July 1944.

Plaque in memory of Joseph Raynaud

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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