Lacaune (French pronunciation: ​[lakon]; Occitan: La Cauna, meaning the cave) is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

Lacaune
The fountain in Lacaune
The fountain in Lacaune
Coat of arms of Lacaune
Location of Lacaune
Lacaune is located in France
Lacaune
Lacaune
Lacaune is located in Occitanie
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Lacaune
Coordinates: 43°42′34″N 2°41′35″E / 43.7094°N 2.6931°E / 43.7094; 2.6931Coordinates: 43°42′34″N 2°41′35″E / 43.7094°N 2.6931°E / 43.7094; 2.6931
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentTarn
ArrondissementCastres
CantonLes Hautes Terres d'Oc
IntercommunalityMonts de Lacaune et Montagne du Haut Languedoc
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Robert Bousquet[1]
Area
1
91.36 km2 (35.27 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,464
 • Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
81124 /81230
Elevation598–1,274 m (1,962–4,180 ft)
(avg. 800 m or 2,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Its inhabitants are called the Lacaunais (los Cauneses in Occitan).

GeographyEdit

The river Gijou has its source in the commune.

HistoryEdit

In 1797, the feral child Victor of Aveyron was looked after at Lacaune for a week after first being discovered in the woods, before running away.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.