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Gruissan is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. The historian Émile Raunié (1854–1911) was born in Gruissan.

Gruissan
Commune
Historical city centre with the ruin of the Barberousse tower
Historical city centre with the ruin of the Barberousse tower
Coat of arms of Gruissan
Coat of arms
Gruissan is located in France
Gruissan
Gruissan
Location within Occitanie region
Gruissan is located in Occitanie
Gruissan
Gruissan
Coordinates: 43°06′28″N 3°05′20″E / 43.1078°N 3.0889°E / 43.1078; 3.0889Coordinates: 43°06′28″N 3°05′20″E / 43.1078°N 3.0889°E / 43.1078; 3.0889
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Narbonne-2
Intercommunality Narbonnaise
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Codorniou
Area1 43.65 km2 (16.85 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,410
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 11170 /11430
Elevation 0–200 m (0–656 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.

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PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19621,200—    
19681,258+4.8%
19751,269+0.9%
19821,594+25.6%
19902,170+36.1%
19993,091+42.4%
20043,531+14.2%
20084,410+24.9%

The TownEdit

Situated on the Mediterranean coast of Southern France, Gruissan is situated in the Parc naturel régional de la Narbonnaise en Méditerranée. Traditionally a fishing village, the circular town is built around the former castle; a 10th century château of which only the Tour Barberousse (Redbeard Tower) remains.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "It's Grand in Gruissan | P-O Life". anglophone-direct. 2018-10-14. Retrieved 2018-10-14.