Saint-Aventin

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Saint-Aventin
Saint-Aventin village.JPG
Saint-Aventin is located in France
Saint-Aventin
Saint-Aventin
Coordinates: 42°48′26″N 0°32′49″E / 42.8072°N 0.5469°E / 42.8072; 0.5469Coordinates: 42°48′26″N 0°32′49″E / 42.8072°N 0.5469°E / 42.8072; 0.5469
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Saint-Gaudens
Canton Bagnères-de-Luchon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Léon Tine
Area1 17.4 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 88
 • Density 5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31470 / 31110
Elevation 679–2,676 m (2,228–8,780 ft)
(avg. 929 m or 3,048 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.

Saint-Aventin is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

The commune of Saint-Aventin is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, and extends from the Larboust Valley in the north to the Spanish border in the South. The highest point is the Sacroux peek at 2,676 metres. The municipal territory hosts the Luchon-Superbagnères winter sports facilities, accessible only from Bagnères-de-Luchon by road or Cable car. The village of Saint-Aventin, is located in the Larboust Valley, 52 km south of Saint-Gaudens and 5km west of Bagnères-de-Luchon. The population density is 5.3per/km²

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 242 —    
1800 176 −27.3%
1806 259 +47.2%
1821 340 +31.3%
1831 386 +13.5%
1841 400 +3.6%
1846 415 +3.8%
1851 410 −1.2%
1856 390 −4.9%
1861 410 +5.1%
1866 360 −12.2%
1878 320 −11.1%
1886 295 −7.8%
1891 282 −4.4%
1896 284 +0.7%
1901 283 −0.4%
1906 288 +1.8%
1911 291 +1.0%
1921 228 −21.6%
1926 224 −1.8%
1931 208 −7.1%
1936 200 −3.8%
1946 195 −2.5%
1954 162 −16.9%
1962 128 −21.0%
1968 155 +21.1%
1975 149 −3.9%
1982 115 −22.8%
1990 98 −14.8%
1999 96 −2.0%
2008 88 −8.3%
2011 92 +4.5%

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Saint Aventin Church[edit]

The Romanesque Church Saint-Aventin dates from the 11th or 12th centuries, has two bell towers, a porch decorated with sculptures, and capitals showing scenes of the life and martyrdom of saint Aventin.
The exterior walls have incorporated stone from previous buildings that reuse of stelae and pagan altars dedicated to Pyrenean gods, including Abellio and Aherbelst. Inside the church are monumental paintings, a baptismal font and a wrought iron altar. The Church has been classified historical monument since 1840.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ town data from École des hautes études en sciences sociales.
  2. ^ Monuments historiques, Consultée le 15 juin 2010.