Bolquère

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Bolquère

Bolquera
Bolquère seen from Font-Romeu
Bolquère seen from Font-Romeu
Location of Bolquère
Bolquère is located in France
Bolquère
Bolquère
Bolquère is located in Occitanie
Bolquère
Bolquère
Coordinates: 42°30′14″N 2°04′40″E / 42.5039°N 2.0778°E / 42.5039; 2.0778Coordinates: 42°30′14″N 2°04′40″E / 42.5039°N 2.0778°E / 42.5039; 2.0778
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLes Pyrénées catalanes
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Capcir Haut-Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Abel
Area
1
17.61 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
833
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66020 /66210
Elevation1,478–2,099 m (4,849–6,886 ft)
(avg. 1,613 m or 5,292 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Localization[edit]

Bolquère is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Bolquère and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bolquère railway station is the highest station on the SNCF network at an elevation of 1593m [the highest SNCF station is the Gare du Lac at 1914m on the stand-alone Train de L' Artouste line]. It serves the Yellow Train exclusively.

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors
Mayor Term start Term end
Pierre Patau[2] ? June 1815
Jean Inbern[2] June 1815 ?
Raymond Guinovart 1983 1989
Jean-Pierre Abel 2001

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962215—    
1968249+15.8%
1975373+49.8%
1982503+34.9%
1990617+22.7%
1999730+18.3%
2007798+9.3%
2009779 2013—    
210 —    

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Bolquère, le 24 juin 1815, March 10 2014

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