Corbère

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Corbère
Corbera del Castell
Commune
Corbère-d'en-Haut in the early 20th century
Corbère-d'en-Haut in the early 20th century
Coat of arms of Corbère
Coat of arms
Corbère is located in France
Corbère
Corbère
Coordinates: 42°39′14″N 2°39′41″E / 42.6539°N 2.6614°E / 42.6539; 2.6614Coordinates: 42°39′14″N 2°39′41″E / 42.6539°N 2.6614°E / 42.6539; 2.6614
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton La Vallée de la Têt
Intercommunality Roussillon Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joseph Silvestre
Area1 7.25 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 724
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66055 /66130
Elevation 130–523 m (427–1,716 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Corbère (Catalan: Corbera del Castell) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Corbère is located in the canton of La Vallée de la Têt and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Corbère and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

History[edit]

The hamlet of Corbère-les-Cabanes starts growing in population from the 16th century and on. In the 19th century, the territory is still part of the commune of Corbère. Yet, thinking it is now big enough, its people ask to become an independent commune from Corbère. This is finally done on May 14, 1856.[1] · [2]

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Pélissier, Paroisses et communes de France : dictionnaire d'histoire administrative et démographique, vol. 66 : Pyrénées-Orientales, Paris, CNRS, 1986
  2. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Création de Corbère-les-Cabanes en 1856, 14 May 2015