Bagnols-sur-Cèze

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Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Place à Bagnols-sur-Cèze 2.JPG
Coat of arms of Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Coat of arms
Bagnols-sur-Cèze is located in France
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 4°37′09″E / 44.1623°N 4.6193°E / 44.1623; 4.6193Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 4°37′09″E / 44.1623°N 4.6193°E / 44.1623; 4.6193
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Intercommunality Rhône Cèze Languedoc
Government
 • Mayor (2010–2014) Jean-Christian Rey
Area
 • Land1 31.37 km2 (12.11 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 18,506
 • Population2 density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30028 / 30200
Elevation 30–268 m (98–879 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 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.

Bagnols-sur-Cèze (Occitan: Banhòus de Céser) is a commune in the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon région in southern France.

History[edit]

A small regional center, Bagnols-sur-Cèze was quite certainly a Roman town (the name of the town comes from the Latin balnearius meaning baths) before the main part was built in the 13th century around a central arcaded square that is still preserved today. At the same period, the regional market was installed here, undoubtedly contributing to its expansion.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 4,800 —    
1800 4,888 +1.8%
1806 4,994 +2.2%
1821 4,921 −1.5%
1831 4,902 −0.4%
1836 4,847 −1.1%
1841 4,090 −15.6%
1846 4,827 +18.0%
1851 4,780 −1.0%
1856 4,870 +1.9%
1861 5,050 +3.7%
1866 5,184 +2.7%
1872 4,876 −5.9%
1876 4,930 +1.1%
1881 4,666 −5.4%
1886 4,458 −4.5%
1891 4,454 −0.1%
1896 4,500 +1.0%
1901 4,461 −0.9%
1906 4,582 +2.7%
1911 4,445 −3.0%
1921 3,918 −11.9%
1926 4,450 +13.6%
1931 4,481 +0.7%
1936 4,669 +4.2%
1946 5,211 +11.6%
1954 5,546 +6.4%
1962 12,905 +132.7%
1968 16,468 +27.6%
1975 17,534 +6.5%
1982 17,602 +0.4%
1990 17,872 +1.5%
1999 18,103 +1.3%
2008 18,506 +2.2%

Bagnols-sur-Ceze expanded steadily after the Marcoule nuclear center was created in 1956.

Sights[edit]

The old center of Bagnols-sur-Cèze retains its historic feel, with small streets and largely preservered architecture. Several façades are remarkable. The towns contains a notable museum of contemporary art, the Musée Albert-André, founded in 1868 as well as an archaeological museum with a collection of artifacts found mainly in nearby Roman sites.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bagnols-sur-Cèze is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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