Le Bessat

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Le Bessat
Le Bessat is located in France
Le Bessat
Le Bessat
Coordinates: 45°22′11″N 4°30′56″E / 45.3697°N 4.5156°E / 45.3697; 4.5156Coordinates: 45°22′11″N 4°30′56″E / 45.3697°N 4.5156°E / 45.3697; 4.5156
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Saint-Étienne
Canton Saint-Genest-Malifaux
Intercommunality Monts du Pilat
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Tardy
Area1 10.06 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 436
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42017 / 42660
Elevation 700–1,308 m (2,297–4,291 ft)
(avg. 1,170 m or 3,840 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.

Le Bessat is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 190 —    
1968 192 +1.1%
1975 206 +7.3%
1982 211 +2.4%
1990 250 +18.5%
1999 414 +65.6%
2006 439 +6.0%
2009 436 −0.7%

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