Bartrès

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Bartrès
Coat of arms of Bartrès
Coat of arms
Bartrès is located in France
Bartrès
Bartrès
Coordinates: 43°07′28″N 0°02′47″W / 43.1244°N 0.0464°W / 43.1244; -0.0464Coordinates: 43°07′28″N 0°02′47″W / 43.1244°N 0.0464°W / 43.1244; -0.0464
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement D'Argelès-Gazost
Canton Lourdes-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor Gérard Clave
Area1 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 455
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65070 / 65100
Elevation 439–575 m (1,440–1,886 ft)
(avg. 430 m or 1,410 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.

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

The village is famous for its association with St. Bernadette Soubirous. St. Bernadette was sent there in her infancy to a wet nurse, and again in her early teens to work for the same lady as a shepherdess. Today, the village is visited by numerous pilgrims who come to pray at the village church and venerate a relic of the saint.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 163 —    
1968 167 +2.5%
1975 197 +18.0%
1982 302 +53.3%
1990 349 +15.6%
1999 351 +0.6%
2006 455 +29.6%
2009 483 +6.2%

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