Mazamet is located in France
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Mazamet
Intercommunality Castres–Mazamet
Mayor Suzanne Monteil
Elevation 213–1,176 m (699–3,858 ft)
(avg. 241 m/791 ft)
Land area1 72.08 km2 (27.83 sq mi)
Population2 10,682  (2006)
 - Density 148 /km2 (380 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 81163/ 81200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 43°29′34″N 2°22′27″E / 43.4927777778°N 2.37416666667°E / 43.4927777778; 2.37416666667

Mazamet (Masamet in Occitan) is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

It is the second-largest component of the Castres-Mazamet metropolitan area.



Mazamet is situated on the northern slope of the Montagne Noire and on the Arnette, a small tributary of the Thoré, which forms the commune's northern border.


Mazamet is an industrial town. Numerous establishments are employed in wool-spinning and in the manufacture of swan-skins and flannels, and clothing for troops, and hosiery, and there are important tanneries and leather-dressing, glove and dye works. Extensive commerce is carried on in wool and raw hides from Argentina, Australia and Cape Colony.


Tour de France

Mazamet was the start for Stage 14 in the 2007 Tour de France, finishing on the top of Plateau de Beille. The stage was won by Alberto Contador, who later went on to win the Tour.

Twin towns

Mazamet is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ "Rybnik Official Website - Twin Towns". Flag of the United Kingdom.svg(in English) © 2008 Urząd Miasta Rybnika, ul. Bolesława Chrobrego 2, 44-200 Rybnik. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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