Beauvoisin, Gard

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Beauvoisin
The temple in Beauvoisin
The temple in Beauvoisin
Coat of arms of Beauvoisin
Coat of arms
Location of Beauvoisin
Beauvoisin is located in France
Beauvoisin
Beauvoisin
Beauvoisin is located in Occitanie
Beauvoisin
Beauvoisin
Coordinates: 43°43′09″N 4°19′26″E / 43.7192°N 4.324°E / 43.7192; 4.324Coordinates: 43°43′09″N 4°19′26″E / 43.7192°N 4.324°E / 43.7192; 4.324
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonVauvert
IntercommunalityCC Petite-Camargue
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guy Schramm
Area
1
27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,786
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30033 /30640
Elevation1–128 m (3.3–419.9 ft)
(avg. 69 m or 226 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Beauvoisin is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Beauvoisin is a small southern village with a post office, bar, newsagent, grocers, butchers and a couple of bakeries. It's quite famous for bull games in the city streets and the arenas. Unlike Spanish bullfighting, the game in Gard is to retrieve decorations that are attached to the bulls horns. The idea is to be quick and nimble and to demonstrate your bravery rather than to kill or gain a victory over a bull. Throughout the streets you will also see Empègue which appear annually in designs that reflect the local culture.[2]

Historic buildings[edit]

The castle was an early building being constructed in 1067 for the Knights Templar. The other most notable building is the Temple which was built on the ruins of an old church. This building was completed in 1834.

Religious building[edit]

The temple was built in 1834 by the architect Charled Durand on the ruins of the church. In 2012, it was officially declared to be historical monument.

Temple of Beauvoisin in 2006

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19011,651—    
19061,759+6.5%
19111,775+0.9%
19211,716−3.3%
19261,608−6.3%
19311,720+7.0%
19361,620−5.8%
19461,404−13.3%
19541,553+10.6%
19621,553+0.0%
19681,580+1.7%
19751,502−4.9%
19821,901+26.6%
19902,706+42.3%
19993,133+15.8%
20083,523+12.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Beauvoisin 2008 Archived 2008-11-12 at the Wayback Machine, translation, accessed 15 August 2008