Leucate (French pronunciation: [løkat] (listen); Occitan: Leucata) is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. It lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the lagoon Étang de Leucate.

Leucate
A general view of Leucate
A general view of Leucate
Coat of arms of Leucate
Location of Leucate
Leucate is located in France
Leucate
Leucate
Leucate is located in Occitanie
Leucate
Leucate
Coordinates: 42°54′38″N 3°01′46″E / 42.9105°N 3.0294°E / 42.9105; 3.0294Coordinates: 42°54′38″N 3°01′46″E / 42.9105°N 3.0294°E / 42.9105; 3.0294
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementNarbonne
CantonLes Corbières Méditerranée
IntercommunalityGrand Narbonne
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Py[1]
Area
1
23.55 km2 (9.09 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
4,612
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11202 /11370
Elevation0–70 m (0–230 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

 
Beach Leucate naturist village

Leucate is on the Mediterranean coast of France. It is part of the eastern Corbières Massif, which are called the Corbières maritimes. It is around 30 km (19 mi) south of Narbonne, and around 30 km (19 mi) north of Perpignan.

The Phare du Cap Leucate offers a view (on a clear day) over the French Mediterranean Sea from the Spanish border to the Camargue.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,077—    
19681,233+14.5%
19751,244+0.9%
19821,968+58.2%
19902,177+10.6%
19992,732+25.5%
20083,858+41.2%
20164,339+12.5%

Urban MorphologyEdit

The town stretches over five tourist attractions, from north to south:

  • La Franqui,
  • Leucate village,
  • Leucate beach (Leucate plage)
  • The naturist village (Village naturiste) on the island of Correggio
  • Port-Leucate.

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Nöel Hautemanière and Jacques Hiron: Leucate : plein cadre; livre de photographies. Toreilles, 2004, ISBN 2-9516053-3-1.
  • Christophe Neff: Kulturlandschaftswandel, Fremdenverkehr und Biodiversität auf der Halbinsel Leucate (Dept. Aude / Frankreich). In: Fremdenverkehrsgebiete des Mittelmeerraumes im Umbruch. Beiträge der Tagung des Arbeitskreises "Geographische Mittelmeerländer-Forschung“ vom 11.-13. Oktober 1996 in Regensburg. Regensburger Geographische Schriften, Heft 27, S. 99-135, Regensburg, 1998, ISBN 3-88246-193-4
  • Christophe Neff : Observation géographiques et floristiques sur la presqu'île de Leucate. In: Bul. Soc. Et. Sc. Nat. Nîmes et Gard, T. 62, 1999, 23-34.
  • Christophe Neff and Peter Frankenberg : Reflexions géobotaniques sur les plantes échappees de jardins: L´example de Euphorbia dendroides et d´autres espèces ornementales dans la région de Leucate et dans les Corbières maritimes (Aude, France). In : Bul. Soc. Et. Sc. Nat. Nîmes et Gard, T. 63, 2001, 7- 10.
  • Christophe Neff : Les Corbières maritimes – forment-elles un étage de végétation méditerranéenne thermophile masqué par la pression humaine ? In: Eric Fouache (Edit.): The Mediterranean World Environment and History. IAG Working Group on Geo-archeology, Symposium Proceedings. Environmental Dynamics and History in Mediterranean Areas, Paris, Université de Paris – Sorbonne 24 – 26 avril 2002. Paris, 2003, 191 – 202, (Elsevier France, ISBN 2-84299-452-3).

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.

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