Bagnols-sur-Cèze

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Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Commune
The main square in Bagnols-sur-Cèze
The main square in Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Coat of arms of Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Coat of arms
Bagnols-sur-Cèze is located in France
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Location within Occitanie region
Bagnols-sur-Cèze is located in Occitanie
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 4°37′09″E / 44.1623°N 4.6193°E / 44.1623; 4.6193Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 4°37′09″E / 44.1623°N 4.6193°E / 44.1623; 4.6193
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Intercommunality Rhône Cèze Languedoc
Government
 • Mayor (2010–2014) Jean-Christian Rey
Area1 31.37 km2 (12.11 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 18,375
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 30028 /30200
Elevation 30–268 m (98–879 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 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.

Bagnols-sur-Cèze (Occitan: Banhòus de Céser) is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie région in southern France.

History[edit]

A small regional center, Bagnols-sur-Cèze was quite certainly a Roman town (the name of the town comes from the Latin balnearius meaning baths) before the main part was built in the 13th century around a central arcaded square that is still preserved today. At the same period, the regional market was installed here, undoubtedly contributing to its expansion.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17934,800—    
18004,888+1.8%
18064,994+2.2%
18214,921−1.5%
18314,902−0.4%
18364,847−1.1%
18414,090−15.6%
18464,827+18.0%
18514,780−1.0%
18564,870+1.9%
18615,050+3.7%
18665,184+2.7%
18724,876−5.9%
18764,930+1.1%
18814,666−5.4%
18864,458−4.5%
18914,454−0.1%
18964,500+1.0%
19014,461−0.9%
19064,582+2.7%
19114,445−3.0%
19213,918−11.9%
19264,450+13.6%
19314,481+0.7%
19364,669+4.2%
19465,211+11.6%
19545,546+6.4%
196212,905+132.7%
196816,468+27.6%
197517,534+6.5%
198217,602+0.4%
199017,872+1.5%
199918,103+1.3%
200818,506+2.2%
201218,375−0.7%

Bagnols-sur-Ceze expanded steadily after the Marcoule nuclear center was created in 1956.

Sights[edit]

The old center of Bagnols-sur-Cèze retains its historic feel, with small streets and largely preserved architecture. Several façades are remarkable. The towns contains a notable museum of contemporary art, the Musée Albert-André, founded in 1868 as well as an archaeological museum with a collection of artifacts found mainly in nearby Roman sites.

The shoegaze music band named Alcest is from this city.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bagnols-sur-Cèze is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

  • Albéric Pont (1870-1960), dentist and pioneer in maxillofacial surgery

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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