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Coordinates: 43°12′05″N 2°45′30″E / 43.2014°N 02.7584°E / 43.2014; 02.7584

Commune of Lézignan-Corbières

Location
Lézignan-Corbières is located in France
Lézignan-Corbières
Administration
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Lézignan-Corbières
Intercommunality Région Lézignanaise
Mayor Pierre Tournier
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 19–187 m (62–610 ft)
(avg. 51 m/170 ft)
Land area1 37.68 km2 (14.55 sq mi)
Population2 8,266  (1999)
 - Density 219 /km2 (570 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 11203/ 11200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lézignan-Corbières (Occitan: Lesinhan de las Corbièras or Lesinhan de las Corbièiras) is a commune in the Aude department and Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Situated in the Corbières wine region not far from Narbonne, it has a Vine and Wine Museum (Musée de la Vigne et du Vin). Its population in 1999 was 8,266.

Geography

The river Orbieu flows northeastward through the south-eastern part of the commune and forms part of its eastern border.

Sport

Football Club de Lézignan (also known as Lézignan Sangliers - the Wild Boars) are a semi-professional rugby league club based in Lézignan-Corbières. They became French Champions for the first time in 30 years at the end of the 2007-2008 national competition.

Lezignan 9s is a rugby league nines tournament.

See also

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