Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
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Coat of arms of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Coat of arms
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is located in France
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Coordinates: 45°30′50″N 2°56′01″E / 45.5139°N 2.9336°E / 45.5139; 2.9336Coordinates: 45°30′50″N 2°56′01″E / 45.5139°N 2.9336°E / 45.5139; 2.9336
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Issoire
Canton Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Intercommunality Massif du Sancy
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Gay
Area
 • Land1 72.38 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,632
 • Population2 density 23/km2 (58/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 63038 / 63610
Elevation 805–1,725 m (2,641–5,659 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.

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, also known as Besse-en-Chandesse (its official name from April 2, 1961 to July 1, 1973), or Besse (its name before 1961), is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

The nearby ski resort of Super-Besse is to host the first mountain finish of the 2008 Tour de France.

Geography[edit]

The river Rhue has is source in the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1968 1,530 —    
1975 1,767 +15.5%
1982 1,763 −0.2%
1990 1,799 +2.0%
1999 1,672 −7.1%
2006 1,632 −2.4%
2009 1,636 +0.2%

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