Coustouges

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Coustouges
Commune
A general view of Coustouges
A general view of Coustouges
Coustouges is located in France
Coustouges
Coustouges
Coordinates: 42°22′07″N 2°39′02″E / 42.3686°N 2.6506°E / 42.3686; 2.6506Coordinates: 42°22′07″N 2°39′02″E / 42.3686°N 2.6506°E / 42.3686; 2.6506
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Le Canigou
Intercommunality Haut Vallespir
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Malignon
Area1 16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 134
 • Density 7.9/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66061 /66260
Elevation 411–1,120 m (1,348–3,675 ft)
(avg. 827 m or 2,713 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.

Coustouges (Catalan: Costoja) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Inhabitants are called Coustougiens (male) or Coustougiennes (female).

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Coustouges is located in the canton of Le Canigou and in the arrondissement of Céret.

Coustouges is the second most southerly commune of mainland France, after Lamanère. The village is situated at an altitude of 832 m.

Map of Coustouges and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Toponymy[edit]

Coustouges was previously recorded with the name Costogia in 936, Custajas or Costogia, and finally Coustouges (end of the 19th century).

History[edit]

Coustouges was a dependency of the Abbey of Arles-sur-Tech from 988 until the French Revolution.

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

Notable people[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

Official Coustouges website