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Cordes-sur-Ciel
A view within Cordes-sur-Ciel
A view within Cordes-sur-Ciel
Coat of arms of Cordes-sur-Ciel
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Albi
Canton Carmaux-2 Vallée du Cérou
Area
1
8.27 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
1,014
 • Density 122.61/km2 (317.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
81069 /81170
Elevation 159–320 m (522–1,050 ft)
(avg. 279 m or 915 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cordes-sur-Ciel (Occitan: Còrdas d'Albigés) is a commune of the Tarn département, in France.

The fortified town (bastide) was built in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse. It is now a popular tourist spot. Until recently the town's name was Cordes, a word thought to come from the Indo-European root "corte" meaning "rocky heights."

Cordes-sur-ciel vu d'en bas
Cordes seen from the valley
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