General view of the sanctuaries of Bétharram
|Canton||Vallées de l'Ousse et du Lagoin|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de la Vath Vielha|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Marie Berchon|
|Area1||8.63 km2 (3.33 sq mi)|
|• Density||93/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||64339 /64800|
|Elevation||278–481 m (912–1,578 ft)
(avg. 294 m or 965 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.
In 1832, St. Michel Garicoits established the Society of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Betharram.
On 5 July 1940, Carl Einstein, nephew of the famous physicist Albert Einstein, committed suicide here. An anarchist veteran of the Spanish Revolution, he had been interned in France after the Francoist victory. Although he had escaped in the turmoil following the German invasion of France, he chose death as the solution to an impossible situation.
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