|Canton||La Haute-Vallée de l'Aude|
|Community association||Pyrénées Audoises|
|surface||10.52 km 2|
|Residents||1,870 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||178 inhabitants / km 2|
Espéraza is a French commune in the Limoux arrondissement in the Aude department in the Occitanie region in the foothills of the Pyrenees . It has 1870 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017). Espéraza belongs to the canton of La Haute-Vallée de l'Aude and to the communal association Communauté de communes Pyrénées Audoises . The inhabitants are called Espérazannais .
Espéraza is located about 33 kilometers south-southwest of Carcassonne on the Aude . Espéraza is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Antugnac in the north, Couiza in the northeast, Rennes-le-Château in the east, Granès in the southeast, Saint-Ferriol in the south, Campagne-sur-Aude in the southwest and Val-du-Faby with Fa in the west.
|Source: Cassini and INSEE|
- Saint-Michel church from the 13th century, destroyed in 1575, rebuilt in the 17th century, Monument historique
- Bridge over the Aude
- Espéraza Dinosaur Museum
- Pierre-Marie Rougé (1910–1977), Bishop of Nîmes (1959–1977)
- Jean Clottes (* 1933), archaeologist (prehistory and early history)
- Jean-Pierre Boccardo (* 1942), athlete, middle-distance runner (400 m)