Aventignan

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Aventignan
Skyline of Aventignan
Coat of arms of Aventignan
Coat of arms
Location of Aventignan
Aventignan is located in France
Aventignan
Aventignan
Aventignan is located in Occitanie
Aventignan
Aventignan
Coordinates: 43°04′09″N 0°31′18″E / 43.0692°N 0.5217°E / 43.0692; 0.5217Coordinates: 43°04′09″N 0°31′18″E / 43.0692°N 0.5217°E / 43.0692; 0.5217
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHautes-Pyrénées
ArrondissementBagnères-de-Bigorre
CantonLa Vallée de la Barousse
IntercommunalityCC Canton Saint-Laurent-de-Neste
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Yoan Rumeau
Area
1
5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
210
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
65051 /65660
Elevation434–783 m (1,424–2,569 ft)
(avg. 448 m or 1,470 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aventignan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Close to Aventignan are the Gargas caves, a natural underground formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are sometimes described as the Grotto of Gargas, in reference to an ancient chieftain who used the place as a prison.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1806511—    
1832798+56.2%
1911430−46.1%
1921335−22.1%
1936275−17.9%
1946261−5.1%
1962238−8.8%
1968272+14.3%
1975225−17.3%
1982216−4.0%
1990208−3.7%
1999180−13.5%
2007187+3.9%
2009180−3.7%
2014201+11.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Baedeker, Karl (1907). Southern France including Corsica: handbook for travellers. Leipzig: K. Baedeker. p. 131. OCLC 1854952. Retrieved 2011-01-23.