Bages, Pyrénées-Orientales

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Bages
Bages - Mairie.JPG
Coat of arms of Bages
Coat of arms
Bages is located in France
Bages
Bages
Coordinates: 42°36′24″N 2°53′51″E / 42.6067°N 2.8975°E / 42.6067; 2.8975Coordinates: 42°36′24″N 2°53′51″E / 42.6067°N 2.8975°E / 42.6067; 2.8975
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Elne
Intercommunality Illibéris
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Soubielle
Area1 11.95 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 3,894
 • Density 330/km2 (840/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66011 / 66670
Elevation 14–91 m (46–299 ft)
(avg. 17 m or 56 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.

Bages (Catalan: Bages de Rosselló) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Bages is located in the canton of Elne and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Bages and its surrounding communes

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Jean-Pierre Ricard ? 1984
Jean-Claude Madrénas 1984 1995
Serge Soubielle 1995

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,755 —    
1968 1,900 +8.3%
1975 2,145 +12.9%
1982 2,711 +26.4%
1990 3,317 +22.4%
1999 3,328 +0.3%
2006 3,723 +11.9%
2009 3,894 +4.6%

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