Bélesta, Pyrénées-Orientales

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Bélesta
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
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
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Latour-de-France
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Roussillon Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Bourniole
Area1 20.52 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 225
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66019 / 66720
Elevation 122–561 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]

Bélesta is located in the canton of Latour-de-France and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Bélesta and its surrounding communes

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
Year Pop. ±%
1962 306 —    
1968 312 +2.0%
1975 262 −16.0%
1982 247 −5.7%
1990 223 −9.7%
1999 215 −3.6%
2006 214 −0.5%
2009 219 +2.3%

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