Castelsarrasin

French commune
nomcommune=Castelsarrasin| région=Midi-Pyrénées
département=Tarn-et-Garonne| arrondissement=Castelsarrasin
canton=Castelsarrasin
insee= 82033
cp= 82100
maire=Bernard Dagen
mandat=2001-2008
intercomm=
longitude=1.10777777778
latitude=44.0408333333
alt moy= 84 m
alt mini=61 m
alt maxi=97 m
hectares= 7,677
km²=76.77
sans= 11,353
date-sans=1999
dens=148
date-dens=1999

Castelsarrasin is a commune in the "département" of Tarn-et-Garonne in Midi-Pyrénées. The inhabitants are called "Castelsarrasinois".

History

The first signs of life in the town is from 961. The name, "Castel Sarracenum", would indicate that the castle was built in the Saracen era.

Castelsarrasin was the finish of Stage 17 in the 2007 Tour de France.

Famous Castelsarrasinois

*Charles de Mazade, born in 1820.
*Pierre Perret, singer

Monuments

* Église Saint-Sauveur

Administration

Castelsarrasin is the "sous-préfecture" of the "département" of Tarn-et-Garonne and chief town of its canton.

Bernard Dagen, pharmacist by profession, has been mayor since 1989.

External links

* [http://www.ville-castelsarrasin.fr/ Castelsarrasin official site] fr
* [http://www.castelsarrasin.net/ Castelsarrasin non official site since 2001] (in French)
* [http://www.gite-midi-pyrenees.org/en/home.htm Self catering accommodation]


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