Boulaur

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Boulaur
Abbey
Abbey
Location of Boulaur
Boulaur is located in France
Boulaur
Boulaur
Boulaur is located in Occitanie
Boulaur
Boulaur
Coordinates: 43°32′30″N 0°46′29″E / 43.5417°N 0.7747°E / 43.5417; 0.7747Coordinates: 43°32′30″N 0°46′29″E / 43.5417°N 0.7747°E / 43.5417; 0.7747
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGers
ArrondissementAuch
CantonAstarac-Gimone
IntercommunalityArrats-Gimone
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Ruetsch
Area
1
9.03 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
174
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
32061 /32450
Elevation162–285 m (531–935 ft)
(avg. 155 m or 509 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Boulaur is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Boulaur and its surrounding communes

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793346—    
1800228−34.1%
1806374+64.0%
1821438+17.1%
1831449+2.5%
1841438−2.4%
1846433−1.1%
1851412−4.8%
1856443+7.5%
1861431−2.7%
1866473+9.7%
1872422−10.8%
1876431+2.1%
1886379−12.1%
1881408+7.7%
1891395−3.2%
1896345−12.7%
1901330−4.3%
1906296−10.3%
1911299+1.0%
1921247−17.4%
1926227−8.1%
1931208−8.4%
1936197−5.3%
1946219+11.2%
1954203−7.3%
1962133−34.5%
1968163+22.6%
1975154−5.5%
1982140−9.1%
1990126−10.0%
1999128+1.6%
2008151+18.0%

Abbey[edit]

St Mary's Abbey of Boulaur, a former priory of the Order of Fontevraud, is a monastery of Cistercian nuns. It was founded in the 12th century and was originally a Fontevrist monastery that was abolished during the French Revolution. Cistercian nuns reinstated it at the end of the 19th century, and were expelled]] under the Associations Act of 1901. Monastic life was definitively restored in 1949. In 2011 the community had about thirty nuns.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Histoire de l'ordre de Fontevrault, 1100-1908; by the Religious of Sainte-Marie-de-Fontevrault-de-Boulaur (afterwards at Vera in Navarre). 3 vols. Auch, 1911-15