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Lauzerte

Lauzerte

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Lauzerte
Lauzerte

Coordinates: 44°15′24″N 1°08′18″E / 44.2567°N 1.1383°E / 44.2567; 1.1383Coordinates: 44°15′24″N 1°08′18″E / 44.2567°N 1.1383°E / 44.2567; 1.1383

Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn-et-Garonne
Arrondissement Castelsarrasin
Canton Lauzerte
Intercommunality Quercy Pays de Serres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Rey
Area
 • Land1 44.56 km2 (17.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,535
 • Population2 density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 82094 / 82110
Elevation 98–270 m (322–886 ft)
(avg. 176 m or 577 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.

Lauzerte is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France.

A medieval bastide perched above the valleys and hills of the area known as the Quercy Blanc, Lauzerte is one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, a distinction granted to only 155 villages in the country. Founded in the 12th century by the Count of Toulouse, the village is located on the routes of the Santiago de Compostella. Lauzerte is described by its tourism agency as "a nature stop for family excursions and weekends exploring the rich past and present of the South West: our heritage and architecture, our leisure activities and festivities."

Geography

The Séoune flows southward through the north-western part of the commune.

The Barguelonne forms part of the commune's southern border.

The village known as a Bastide lies high above the left bank of the Barguelonnette, which flows southwestward through the commune.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • http://www.lauzerte.fr
  • http://www.lauzerte-tourisme.fr
  • http://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/en/lauzerte
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