Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
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Coat of arms of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Coat of arms
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is located in France
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Coordinates: 45°30′50″N 2°56′01″E / 45.5139°N 2.9336°E / 45.5139; 2.9336Coordinates: 45°30′50″N 2°56′01″E / 45.5139°N 2.9336°E / 45.5139; 2.9336
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Issoire
Canton Le Sancy[1]
Intercommunality Massif du Sancy
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Lionel Gay[2]
Area1 72.38 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 1,497
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 63038 /63610
Elevation 805–1,725 m (2,641–5,659 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.

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, also known as Besse-en-Chandesse (its official name from April 2, 1961 to July 1, 1973), or Besse (its name before 1961), is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

The nearby ski resort of Super-Besse is to host the first mountain finish of the 2008 Tour de France.

Geography[edit]

The river Rhue has its source in the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 1,530 —    
1975 1,767 +15.5%
1982 1,763 −0.2%
1990 1,799 +2.0%
1999 1,672 −7.1%
2006 1,632 −2.4%
2009 1,636 +0.2%
2013 1,497 −8.5%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Décret 2014-210 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Puy-de-Dôme" [2014-210 decree delimiting cantons of Puy-de-Dôme department]. Légifrance (in French). 21 February 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of Mayors of Puy-de-Dôme" (PDF). Prefecture of Puy-de-Dôme. 9 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2016.