The centre of the village in 2013
|Canton||Les Pyrénées catalanes|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de Pyrénées Cerdagne|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Sylvie Candau|
|Area1||24.77 km2 (9.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||66062 /66760|
1,332–2,827 m (4,370–9,275 ft) |
(avg. 1,450 m or 4,760 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.
Various tools and evidence of occupation found in the surroundings prove that the territory of Dorres was already occupied in prehistoric times.
At the end of the 9th century, Dorres was a property of Sunifred (who died ca. 890), a son of Sunifred, count of Cerdanya. Having become the abbot of Saint-Mary Abbey in Arles-sur-Tech, Sunifred then gave Dorres to his nephew and godson Radulf, himself the son of Wilfred the Hairy and future bishop of Urgell. Later, in the 12th century, is found the name of Guillem de Edorres, supposed to be the local lord. From the 14th century, Dorres becomes part of the crown estate.
Being mainly mountain territory, Dorres was never much populated and reached its peak of population in 1851, with about 366 people, and it was yet until the end of the 19th century that locals were attacked by wolves.
Sites of interest
- (in French) Jean Sagnes (dir.), Le pays catalan, t. 2, Pau, Société nouvelle d'éditions régionales, 1985
- Cardenas, Fabricio (20 February 2015). "Attaques de loups en Cerdagne en 1864". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 27 October 2016.
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