Beauvoisin, Gard

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Beauvoisin
BoisvoisinTemple.JPG
Coat of arms of Beauvoisin
Coat of arms
Beauvoisin is located in France
Beauvoisin
Beauvoisin
Coordinates: 43°43′09″N 4°19′26″E / 43.7192°N 4.324°E / 43.7192; 4.324Coordinates: 43°43′09″N 4°19′26″E / 43.7192°N 4.324°E / 43.7192; 4.324
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Vauvert
Intercommunality Petite-Camargue
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guy Schramm
Area1 27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,523
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30033 / 30640
Elevation 1–128 m (3.3–419.9 ft)
(avg. 69 m or 226 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.

Beauvoisin is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Beauvoisin is a small southern village with a post office, bar, newsagent, grocers, butchers and a couple of bakeries. It's quite famous for bull games in the city streets and the arenas. Unlike Spanish bull fighting, the game in Gard is to retrieve decorations that are attached to the bulls horns. The idea is to be quick and nimble and to demonstrate your bravery rather than to kill or gain a victory over a bull. Throughout the streets you will also see Empègue which appear annually in designs that reflect the local culture.[1]

Historic buildings[edit]

The castle was an early building being constructed in 1067 for the Knights Templar. The other most notable building is the Temple which was built on the ruins of an old church. This building was completed in 1834.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1901 1,651 —    
1906 1,759 +6.5%
1911 1,775 +0.9%
1921 1,716 −3.3%
1926 1,608 −6.3%
1931 1,720 +7.0%
1936 1,620 −5.8%
1946 1,404 −13.3%
1954 1,553 +10.6%
1962 1,553 +0.0%
1968 1,580 +1.7%
1975 1,502 −4.9%
1982 1,901 +26.6%
1990 2,706 +42.3%
1999 3,133 +15.8%
2008 3,523 +12.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beauvoisin 2008, translation, accessed 15 August 2008