Arboussols

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Arboussols, Arboçols
Commune
View of Arboussols
View of Arboussols
Arboussols, Arboçols is located in France
Arboussols, Arboçols
Arboussols, Arboçols
Location within Occitanie region
Arboussols, Arboçols is located in Occitanie
Arboussols, Arboçols
Arboussols, Arboçols
Coordinates: 42°39′52″N 2°29′10″E / 42.6644°N 2.4861°E / 42.6644; 2.4861Coordinates: 42°39′52″N 2°29′10″E / 42.6644°N 2.4861°E / 42.6644; 2.4861
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton La Vallée de l'Agly
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Vinça Canigou
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Étienne Surjus
Area1 14.08 km2 (5.44 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 109
 • Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66007 /66320
Elevation 242–1,004 m (794–3,294 ft)
(avg. 593 m or 1,946 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.

Arboussols (Catalan: Arboçols) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Arboussols is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Arboussols and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Éloi Aubert 1983 1989
Jean-Claude Delseny 2001 2014
Étienne Surjus 2014

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 137 —    
1800 146 +6.6%
1806 139 −4.8%
1821 153 +10.1%
1831 198 +29.4%
1836 225 +13.6%
1841 219 −2.7%
1846 227 +3.7%
1851 205 −9.7%
1856 198 −3.4%
1861 186 −6.1%
1866 179 −3.8%
1872 212 +18.4%
1876 229 +8.0%
1881 229 +0.0%
1886 191 −16.6%
1891 220 +15.2%
1896 207 −5.9%
1901 202 −2.4%
1906 202 +0.0%
1911 189 −6.4%
1921 147 −22.2%
1926 143 −2.7%
1931 133 −7.0%
1936 138 +3.8%
1946 113 −18.1%
1954 129 +14.2%
1962 125 −3.1%
1968 104 −16.8%
1975 85 −18.3%
1982 81 −4.7%
1990 79 −2.5%
1999 95 +20.3%
2006 101 +6.3%
2009 104 +3.0%

Sites of interest[edit]

  • The church of Saint Saviour in Arboussols ;
  • The church of Saint Eulalia in Arboussols ;
  • The medieval hamlet of Marcevol ;
  • The priory of Marcevol ;
  • The church of Our Lady of the Stairs in Marcevol ;
  • The half-dolmen de la Llosa del Cortal dels Polls.

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