Bolquère

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Bolquère
Bolquera
Bolquère seen from Font-Romeu
Bolquère seen from Font-Romeu
Bolquère is located in France
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Mont-Louis
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Capcir Haut-Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Abel
Area1 17.61 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 781
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66020 /66210
Elevation 1,478–2,099 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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 Mont-Louis and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Bolquère and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bolquère railway station is the highest SNCF station in France at an elevation of 1593 metres. It serves the Yellow Train exclusively.

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors
Mayor Term start Term end
Pierre Patau[1] ? June 1815
Jean Inbern[1] June 1815 ?
Raymond Guinovart 1983 1989
Jean-Pierre Abel 2001

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 215 —    
1968 249 +15.8%
1975 373 +49.8%
1982 503 +34.9%
1990 617 +22.7%
1999 730 +18.3%
2007 798 +9.3%
2009 779 2013 —    
210 —    

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