|Canton||Les Corbières Maritimes|
|Community association||Le Grand Narbonne|
|surface||28.55 km 2|
|Residents||5,567 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||195 inhabitants / km 2|
Port-la-Nouvelle is a French commune with 5567 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Aude department in the Occitanie region . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Narbonne and the canton of Les Corbières Maritimes .
Port-la-Nouvelle is both a seaside resort with 13 kilometers of sandy beach and a transshipment port primarily for petroleum products and grain . The port benefits above all from its proximity to the motorway to and from Toulouse, but contributes 10 to the 24 environmental risk zones of the Aude department. The Canal de la Robine , which is only important for tourism today, flows into the Mediterranean here.
- 1982: 4546
- 1990: 5005
- 1999: 5508
- 2008: 5603
- 2016: 5600
- Sainte-Lucie island north of the village
- La Nadière Island in the Étang de Bages-Sigean with a former fishing settlement
- The start of the “Sentier cathare” hiking trail that connects Port-la-Nouvelle with Foix .