Luby-Betmont

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Luby-Betmont
Coat of arms of Luby-Betmont
Coat of arms
Luby-Betmont is located in France
Luby-Betmont
Luby-Betmont
Coordinates: 43°17′48″N 0°17′36″E / 43.2967°N 0.2933°E / 43.2967; 0.2933Coordinates: 43°17′48″N 0°17′36″E / 43.2967°N 0.2933°E / 43.2967; 0.2933
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Tarbes
Canton Canton of Trie-sur-Baïse
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Trie
Area
 • Land1 7.16 km2 (2.76 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 121
 • Population2 density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65289 / 65220
Elevation 252–385 m (827–1,263 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 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.

Luby-Betmont is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

The village church has the curious feature of chiming the hours twice. The reason for this is uncertain, although it may have been to allow workers in the fields a second chance to confirm the hour in order to be sure when to return to the farms for meals. The exceptions to the double chiming are at 7am and noon, when a more complex bell ringing takes place prior to the masses.

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The village sits on the D11, just south of the junction with the D632 and forms the head of the annual Course de Cote ( hill climb) which starts at the neighbouring village of Osmets. The village church has the common French rural feature of chiming the hours twice. The reason for this is unclear, but generally accepted as being a means for agricultural workers to check the time accurately in order to be sure when to return to the village or home for meals. The exception to the double chiming are at 7am and noon, when a more complex bell ringing takes place prior to mass. [edit]

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