Tramezaïgues

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Tramezaïgues
Tramezaïgues village seen from the Cap de Laubère, at 2200 meters
Tramezaïgues village seen from the Cap de Laubère, at 2200 meters
Coat of arms of Tramezaïgues
Coat of arms
Tramezaïgues is located in France
Tramezaïgues
Tramezaïgues
Coordinates: 42°47′53″N 0°17′24″E / 42.7981°N 0.29°E / 42.7981; 0.29Coordinates: 42°47′53″N 0°17′24″E / 42.7981°N 0.29°E / 42.7981; 0.29
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement de Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Canton de Vielle-Aure
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Palasset
Area
 • Land1 34.96 km2 (13.50 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 30
 • Population2 density 0.86/km2 (2.2/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65450 / 65170
Elevation 913–2,935 m (2,995–9,629 ft)
(avg. 950 m or 3,120 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.

Tramezaïgues (official name[1]) or Tramezaygues (local name) is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department, in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France.

Geography[edit]

The village of Tramezaïgues, viewed from the church

The commune of Tramezaïgues, in the south of the Hautes-Pyrénées department, extends from the Aure Valley to the Spanish border.

The village is located at the foot of Pic de Tramezaïgues 2,548 m (8,360 ft), and at the confluence of the Neste d'Aure and the Neste de Rioumajou. The name of Tramezaïgues is derived from the Latin description: inter ambas aquas (between two waters).

To the north of the village is the Pla d'Adet ski resort, and Aragnouet is to the west. East of the village is Loudenvielle and the Col de Val Louron-Azet. Cadeilhan-Trachère and Saint-Lary-Soulan are situated to the north-east. The Spanish border is to the south of the village.

History[edit]

The castle tower, overlooking the village

The Château de Tramezaygues has been existent since the 12th century. The château was a position for monitoring the Spanish border until the French Revolution.

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The ruins of the 12th Century Château de Tramezaygues, restored in 1990 is a listed historic monument since 1980.
  • The Saint-Denis Saint-Nicolas Church, of which survives the original apse of Romanesque style. The rest of the church was modified during the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries.

Politics and administration[edit]

List of successive mayors
Period Name Label Quality
March 2001 - current Gérard Palasset
Missing data are complete.

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, the commune had 32 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses carried out in the town since 1793. At present, communes under 10,000 people have censuses held every five years, unlike other municipalities that have a sample survey each year.

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