10 Interesting Carcassonne Facts

Facts About Carcassonne: 

  1. Carcassonne is a French fortified city in the department of Aude, in the region of Occitanie.

  2. The first signs of settlement in this region have been dated to about 3500 BC, but the hill site of Carsac.

  3. Carcassonne is twinned with: Eggenfelden, Germany; Baeza, Spain & Tallinn, Estonia.

  4. Historically, the language is spoken in Carcassonne and throughout Languedoc-Roussillon was not French but Occitan.

  5. The town’s area is about 65 km2.

  6. Carcassonne population 45,996, as of 2015.

  7. The inhabitants of Carcassonne are known as Carcassonnais.

  8. Carcassonne is twinned with: Eggenfelden, Germany; Baeza, Spain & Hargesheim, Germany.

  9. Carcassonne was the first fortress to use hoardings in times of siege.

  10. The walls of the city are 1.9 miles long, city walls have 52 massive towers.

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