L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre

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L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre
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L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre is located in France
L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre
L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre
Coordinates: 42°35′30″N 1°48′14″E / 42.5917°N 1.8039°E / 42.5917; 1.8039Coordinates: 42°35′30″N 1°48′14″E / 42.5917°N 1.8039°E / 42.5917; 1.8039
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Ax-les-Thermes
Intercommunality Vallées d'Ax
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Arnaud Diaz
Area
 • Land1 26.12 km2 (10.08 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 89
 • Population2 density 3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09139 / 09390
Elevation 1,279–2,816 m (4,196–9,239 ft)
(avg. 1,446 m or 4,744 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.

L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

The commune has a history of vulnerability to avalanches in winter. Avalanches hit the commune in 1895 killing 12, and again in 1906 and 1929.[1][2] Avalanches have also closed the RN-20 road.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 129 —    
1968 161 +24.8%
1975 186 +15.5%
1982 171 −8.1%
1990 146 −14.6%
1999 166 +13.7%
2008 89 −46.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Risques avalanches [1]. (French)
  2. ^ Notice sur les avalanches constatées et leur environnement, [2] (French)
  3. ^ L'Hospitalet. La RN 20 coupée à cause d'une avalanche, 17 Dec 2008. [3]. (French)