Bourg-Madame

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Bourg-Madame
La Guingueta d'Ix
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Coat of arms of Bourg-Madame
Coat of arms
Bourg-Madame is located in France
Bourg-Madame
Bourg-Madame
Coordinates: 42°26′07″N 1°56′41″E / 42.4353°N 1.9447°E / 42.4353; 1.9447Coordinates: 42°26′07″N 1°56′41″E / 42.4353°N 1.9447°E / 42.4353; 1.9447
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Saillagouse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Fortuny
Area
 • Land1 7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,234
 • Population2 density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66025 / 66760
Elevation 1,130–1,235 m (3,707–4,052 ft)
(avg. 1,130 m or 3,710 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.

Bourg-Madame (Catalan: la Guingueta d'Ix) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

It lies right on the border with Spain. It abuts directly onto the Spanish town of Puigcerdà, and is near the Spanish exclave of Llívia.

Name[edit]

The town used to be known in French as Les Guinguettes,[1] until 1815 when it was renamed Bourg-Madame in honour of the wife of the Duke of Angoulême. The Catalan name for the town is still the traditional one.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 766 —    
1968 821 +7.2%
1975 1,120 +36.4%
1982 1,257 +12.2%
1990 1,238 −1.5%
1999 1,166 −5.8%
2006 1,262 +8.2%
2009 1,234 −2.2%

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

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