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|Population (1999)||49 106 inhabitants|
164 990 inhabitants
|Cantons||capital of 6 cantons|
67 728 habitants)
Albi is a city and commune in southern France. It is the préfecture (capital) of the Tarn département, and is located on the Tarn River, 22 miles northeast of Toulouse. Population (1999): 46,274. Its inhabitants are called Albigensians (French: Albigeois).
Among the monuments of the town are the Sainte Cécile basilica, world largest brick construction, and the Old Bridge (Pont Vieux) still in use today after a millennium of existence.
Albi was the birthplace of:
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), painter
- Gérard Onesta (born 1960), politician and Member of the European Parliament
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