Bourg-Madame

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Bourg-Madame
La Guingueta d'Ix
The town hall in Bourg-Madame
The town hall in Bourg-Madame
Coat of arms of Bourg-Madame
Coat of arms
Bourg-Madame is located in France
Bourg-Madame
Bourg-Madame
Coordinates: 42°26′07″N 1°56′41″E / 42.4353°N 1.9447°E / 42.4353; 1.9447Coordinates: 42°26′07″N 1°56′41″E / 42.4353°N 1.9447°E / 42.4353; 1.9447
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Saillagouse
Intercommunality Pyrénées Cerdagne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Jacques Fortuny
Area1 7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 1,266
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66025 / 66760
Elevation 1,130–1,235 m (3,707–4,052 ft)
(avg. 1,130 m or 3,710 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.

Bourg-Madame (Catalan: la Guingueta d'Ix) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Bourg-Madame is located in the canton of Saillagouse and in the arrondissement of Prades. It lies right on the border with Spain. It abuts directly onto the Spanish town of Puigcerdà, and is near the Spanish exclave of Llívia.

Map of Bourg-Madame and its surrounding communes

Toponymy[edit]

The town used to be known in French as Les Guinguettes,[1] until 1815 when it was renamed Bourg-Madame in honour of the wife of the Duke of Angoulême. The Catalan name for the town is still the traditional one.

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Thomas Casals[2] 1930 ?
Jean Salvat[3] 1945 1965
Joseph Calvet 1965 1995
Jean-Jacques Fortuny 1995

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 766 —    
1968 821 +7.2%
1975 1,120 +36.4%
1982 1,257 +12.2%
1990 1,238 −1.5%
1999 1,166 −5.8%
2006 1,262 +8.2%
2009 1,234 −2.2%

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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