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Coat of arms of Llauro
Llauro (France)
region Occitania
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Ceret
Canton Les Aspres
Community association Aspres
Coordinates 42 ° 33 '  N , 2 ° 45'  E Coordinates: 42 ° 33 '  N , 2 ° 45'  E
height 174-511 m
surface 8.34 km 2
Residents 317 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 38 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 66300
INSEE code

Llauro - town view

Llauro ( Catalan Llauró ) is a place and a municipality in southern France with 317 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Occitania region .


The place Llauro lies at an altitude of approx. 310 to 335 m above sea level. d. M. in the northeastern foothills of the Pyrenees and is about 25 km (driving distance) in a southeastern direction from Perpignan .

Population development

year 1800 1851 1901 1954 1968 1999 2012
Residents 238 325 328 181 205 270 316

The phylloxera crisis in viticulture and the loss of jobs due to the mechanization of agriculture led to a decline in the number of inhabitants in the 20th century - a trend that has gradually reversed in recent decades due to the relative proximity to the city of Perpignan.


Traditionally, the residents lived as self-sufficient food from their (wine) fields and from a little cattle-raising (sheep, goats, chickens). In the 19th century more natural cork was peeled, from which bottle corks were made; however, this tradition gradually disappeared from the middle of the 20th century. 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 ).


The existence of two dolmens indicates a Neolithic settlement; on the other hand, the Celts , Romans , Visigoths and Moors left no traces on the municipality. The first reliable mention of the place name Villa Laurosone comes from the year 814; in the 12th century the modern form Llauró appears for the first time . In 1273 the inhabitants of Llauro acquired the place and all rights from the heirs of their previous landlord ( seigneur ) Beranger von Céret and placed themselves under the manorial rule of Infante Jaume , the future king of Mallorca .


Saint Martin Church
  • The parish church of Saint-Martin , with a bell gable ( clocher mur or espadanya ) and consecrated to Saint Martin of Tours , dates from the Romanesque period , but was redesigned again and again in the following centuries. The entrance is in a house-like porch. The interior of the church has a single nave and is barrel vaulted. The apse hides a baroque altarpiece from the 18th century; a figure of Christ is attributed to the 12th century.


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