Aventignan

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Aventignan
Coat of arms of Aventignan
Coat of arms
Aventignan is located in France
Aventignan
Aventignan
Coordinates: 43°04′09″N 0°31′18″E / 43.0692°N 0.5217°E / 43.0692; 0.5217Coordinates: 43°04′09″N 0°31′18″E / 43.0692°N 0.5217°E / 43.0692; 0.5217
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Canton Saint-Laurent-de-Neste
Intercommunality Canton de Saint-Laurent
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yoan Rumeau
Area1 5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 180
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65051 / 65660
Elevation 434–783 m (1,424–2,569 ft)
(avg. 448 m or 1,470 ft)

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.

Aventignan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Close to Aventignan are the Gargas caves, a natural underground formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are sometimes described as the Grotto of Gargas, in reference to an ancient chieftain who used the place as a prison.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1806 511 —    
1832 798 +56.2%
1911 430 −46.1%
1921 335 −22.1%
1936 275 −17.9%
1946 261 −5.1%
1962 238 −8.8%
1968 272 +14.3%
1975 225 −17.3%
1982 216 −4.0%
1990 208 −3.7%
1999 180 −13.5%
2007 187 +3.9%
2009 180 −3.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baedeker, Karl (1907). Southern France including Corsica: handbook for travellers. Leipzig: K. Baedeker. p. 131. OCLC 1854952. Retrieved 2011-01-23.