Le Boulou

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Le Boulou
El Voló
Le-Boulou.jpg
Coat of arms of Le Boulou
Coat of arms
Le Boulou is located in France
Le Boulou
Le Boulou
Coordinates: 42°31′29″N 2°49′51″E / 42.5247°N 2.8308°E / 42.5247; 2.8308Coordinates: 42°31′29″N 2°49′51″E / 42.5247°N 2.8308°E / 42.5247; 2.8308
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Céret
Intercommunality Vallespir
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Nicole Villard
Area1 14.42 km2 (5.57 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 5,175
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66024 / 66160
Elevation 55–363 m (180–1,191 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 Boulou (Catalan: El Voló) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

It is situated 12 km from the Spanish border.

Geography[edit]

The town of Le Boulou is located in the canton of Céret and in the arrondissement of Céret, in the south of Pyrénées-Orientales.

Map of Le Boulou and its surrounding towns

Toponymy[edit]

The name of the town in catalan is El Voló.[1]

History[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Marie-Rose Careras 1987 1995
Jean-Pierre Salgas 1995 2008
Christian Olive 2008

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,512 —    
1968 2,921 +16.3%
1975 3,709 +27.0%
1982 4,292 +15.7%
1990 4,436 +3.4%
1999 4,428 −0.2%
2006 5,066 +14.4%
2009 5,410 +6.8%

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