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Brouilla coat of arms
Brouilla (France)
region Occitania
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Ceret
Canton Les Aspres
Community association Aspres
Coordinates 42 ° 34 ′  N , 2 ° 54 ′  E Coordinates: 42 ° 34 ′  N , 2 ° 54 ′  E
height 27-108 m
surface 7.83 km 2
Residents 1,437 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 184 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 66620
INSEE code
Website Brouilla

Brouilla - Sainte-Marie Church

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Brouilla ( Brullà in Catalan ) is a place and a municipality in the south of France with 1,437 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Occitania region .

Location and climate

The town of Brouilla is located at an altitude of about 45  m on the northern edge of the Albères massif and is about 16 km (driving distance) south of Perpignan . The beaches of Argelès-sur-Mer are only 16 km to the east. The climate is temperate to warm; Rain (approx. 595 mm / year) falls over the year with the exception of the summer months.

Population development

year 1800 1851 1901 1954 1999 2016
Residents 80 259 420 457 630 1,358

Despite the phylloxera crisis in viticulture and the loss of jobs due to the mechanization of agriculture , the place recorded constant population growth, triggered by its proximity to Perpignan.


Traditionally, the residents lived as self-sufficient food from their (wine) fields and from a little cattle-raising (sheep, goats, chickens). The wines produced in the municipality today are marketed through various appellations . Since the middle of the 20th century, there has been income from tourism in the form of renting holiday apartments ( gîtes ) .


Celts , Romans and Visigoths left no traces on the municipality. The first mention of the place name Brulianum comes from the year 944.


Web links

Commons : Brouilla  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Brouilla - climate tables
  2. Brouilla - Viticulture
  3. Brouilla - story
  4. Église Sainte-Marie, Brouilla in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)