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Espéraza coat of arms
Espéraza (France)
region Occitania
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton La Haute-Vallée de l'Aude
Community association Pyrénées Audoises
Coordinates 42 ° 56 '  N , 2 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 42 ° 56 '  N , 2 ° 13'  E
height 229-480 m
surface 10.52 km 2
Residents 1,870 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 178 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 11260
INSEE code

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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.

As a wine-growing region, the municipality is known for the varieties Blanquette méthode ancestrale , Blanquette de Limoux and Crémant de Limoux .

Population development

1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2012
2,939 2,766 2,529 2,512 2,250 2.129 2.174 2,044
Source: Cassini and INSEE


Saint-Michel church
  • Saint-Michel church from the 13th century, destroyed in 1575, rebuilt in the 17th century, Monument historique
  • Bridge over the Aude
  • Espéraza Dinosaur Museum


Community partnerships

There are partnerships with the Spanish municipalities of Vidreres in Catalonia and Alanís in Andalusia .

Web links

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