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Bes-Bédène in Campouriez
Bes-Bédène in Campouriez
Coat of arms of Campouriez
Coat of arms
Campouriez is located in France
Coordinates: 44°41′25″N 2°36′26″E / 44.6903°N 2.6072°E / 44.6903; 2.6072Coordinates: 44°41′25″N 2°36′26″E / 44.6903°N 2.6072°E / 44.6903; 2.6072
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Saint-Amans-des-Cots
Intercommunality Viadène
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Laparra
Area1 18.38 km2 (7.10 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 400
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12048 /12460
Elevation 226–713 m (741–2,339 ft)
(avg. 510 m or 1,670 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.

Campouriez is a commune in the Aveyron department of southern France. It is part of the former province of Rouergue, which utilised the Rouergat dialect of Languedocien Occitan. Inhabitants of Campouriez are called Campouriézois.


The territory of this commune takes up a portion of the central-southern area of the Massif central, on the Viadène plateau and near the gorge of the Truyère and the valley of the Lot River. The village is located on a hilltop, and is surrounded by the hamlets la Vaysse, la Joanie, le Bruel, Nigole, Banhars and especially Bez-Bédène.


The name Campouriez comes from "champ d'or," Occitan for "field of gold."


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 490 —    
1968 540 +10.2%
1975 512 −5.2%
1982 500 −2.3%
1990 422 −15.6%
1999 393 −6.9%
2008 400 +1.8%

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