Bélesta, Pyrénées-Orientales

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Bélesta
Belhestar
Commune
A general view of Bélesta
A general view of Bélesta
Coat of arms of Bélesta
Coat of arms
Bélesta is located in France
Bélesta
Bélesta
Location within Occitanie region
Bélesta is located in Occitanie
Bélesta
Bélesta
Coordinates: 42°43′06″N 2°36′28″E / 42.7183°N 2.6078°E / 42.7183; 2.6078Coordinates: 42°43′06″N 2°36′28″E / 42.7183°N 2.6078°E / 42.7183; 2.6078
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLa Vallée de l'Agly
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Roussillon Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Bourniole
Area120.52 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population (2014)2232
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code66019 /66720
Elevation122–561 m (400–1,841 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 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.

Bélesta (Occitan: Bèl Estar) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Bélesta is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Bélesta and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors
Mayor Term start Term end
Jacques Biles[1] ? June 1815
Baptiste Pugnaud[1] June 1815 ?
Gilbert Bourniole 2001 2007
Roger Morin 2007 2014
Frédéric Bourniole 2014

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962306—    
1968312+2.0%
1975262−16.0%
1982247−5.7%
1990223−9.7%
1999215−3.6%
2006214−0.5%
2009219+2.3%

Sites of interest[edit]

The Bélesta dolmen
  • Prehistory museum
  • Bélesta dolmen
  • Bélesta cave
  • Church of Saint Barthelemy in Bélesta
  • Church of Saint Barthelemy in Jonqueroles
  • Llébrès, an abandoned medieval hamlet

See also[edit]

References[edit]