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|Intercommunality||Aude en Pyrénées|
|Elevation||229–480 m (751–1,570 ft)
(avg. 244 m/801 ft)
|Land area1||10.52 km2 (4.06 sq mi)|
|- Density||207 /km2 (540 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||11129/ 11260|
|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.|
It lies on the River Aude just north of the foothills of the Pyrenees.
- The church was built during the 13th century.
- One of the old pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela passes this way, through the mountains and on into Spain.
- In the early 20th century, Espéraza was known for hat making. The town has a Hat Making Museum.
- Especially since the late 20th century, Espéraza is known for the dinosaur fossil bones and eggs discovered in the area. Those discoveries not only begun in the end of the 19th century, excavations still continue nowadays and still continue delivering new species of dinosaurs. Dinosauria, the local museum, exhibits those fossils all along with life size reconstructions of dinosaurs.
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