Toulouges

Toulouges
The town hall in Toulouges
The town hall in Toulouges
Coat of arms of Toulouges
Coat of arms
Location of Toulouges
Toulouges is located in France
Toulouges
Toulouges
Toulouges is located in Occitanie
Toulouges
Toulouges
Coordinates: 42°40′18″N 2°49′58″E / 42.6717°N 2.8328°E / 42.6717; 2.8328Coordinates: 42°40′18″N 2°49′58″E / 42.6717°N 2.8328°E / 42.6717; 2.8328
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPerpignan
CantonPerpignan-6
IntercommunalityPerpignan Méditerranée Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Louis Caseilles
Area
1
8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,876
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66213 /66350
Elevation50–82 m (164–269 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Toulouges (French: [tuluʒ]; Catalan: Toluges [tuˈluʒəs]) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Toulouges is located between Thuir and Perpignan, in the canton of Perpignan-6 and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

The town covers an area of 8.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi), with 669 inhabitants per km². Toulouges borders the following municipalities: Perpignan, Canohès, Thuir, El Soler, and Baho.[2]

Map of Toulouges and its surrounding communes

History[edit]

Toulouges probably grew upon a Roman villa. It was first mentioned in 904 at the same time mentioning the church called Tulogias. Other names that are presumably Toulouges are Tologis (in a 937 document), Tulujes (1027), Tuluges (1030), Toluges (1119).

Toulouges hosted an ecumenical council known as the Council of Elge-Toulouges in 1027. It aimed to promote peace among the feudal lords of France by declaring the Truce of God[3], attempting to limit the days of the week and times of year that the nobility could engage in violence.

During the 14th and 15th centuries Toulouges grew rapidly. A wall[4] and hospital were in existence. In 1628, however, part of the population was killed by a plague. Today,[when?] though, Toulouges is again growing rapidly.[5]

Demography[edit]

Population of Toulouges from 1962 to 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Toulouges notes
  3. ^ Cushing, Kathleen G. (Nov 29, 2005). Reform and the Papacy in the Eleventh Century: Spirituality and Social Change. Manchester University Press. p. 48. ISBN 9780719058349. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ For the famous Truce of God was signed here in 1027.
  5. ^ Toulouges History (in French)