Baho

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This article is about the French commune. For the Nicaraguan food, see Vaho.
Baho
The town hall in Baho
The town hall in Baho
Coat of arms of Baho
Coat of arms
Baho is located in France
Baho
Baho
Coordinates: 42°42′04″N 2°49′23″E / 42.7011°N 2.8231°E / 42.7011; 2.8231Coordinates: 42°42′04″N 2°49′23″E / 42.7011°N 2.8231°E / 42.7011; 2.8231
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Saint-Estève
Intercommunality Perpignan Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Patrick Got
Area1 7.90 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 3,221
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66012 /66540
Elevation 34–90 m (112–295 ft)
(avg. 39 m or 128 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.

Baho (Catalan: Baó) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Baho is located in the canton of Saint-Estève and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Baho and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Signatures of the former and new mayors of Baho in 1815

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Antoine Morat[1] ? June 1815
François Sauret Jr.[1] June 1815 ?
Guy Casadevall 1983 2008
Patrick Got 2008

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Bahotencs.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 787 —    
1968 1,068 +35.7%
1975 1,449 +35.7%
1982 1,672 +15.4%
1990 2,027 +21.2%
1999 2,490 +22.8%
2006 2,874 +15.4%
2009 3,054 +6.3%

Sites of interest[edit]

Baho is the site of an ancient fort. In the 10th century, Baho was a possession of the abbey of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa (Pyrénées-Orientales)

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