Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Beffroy
Beffroy
Coat of arms of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Coat of arms
Location of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is located in France
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementIssoire
CantonLe Sancy[1]
IntercommunalityMassif du Sancy
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Lionel Gay[2]
Area
1
72.38 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[3]
1,571
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63038 /63610
Elevation805–1,725 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.

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
YearPop.±%
19681,530—    
19751,767+15.5%
19821,763−0.2%
19901,799+2.0%
19991,672−7.1%
20061,632−2.4%
20091,636+0.2%
20131,497−8.5%
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.
  3. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.