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The centre of the village in 2013
The centre of the village in 2013
Coat of arms of Dorres
Coat of arms
Dorres is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Dorres is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 42°29′08″N 1°56′23″E / 42.4856°N 1.9397°E / 42.4856; 1.9397Coordinates: 42°29′08″N 1°56′23″E / 42.4856°N 1.9397°E / 42.4856; 1.9397
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Les Pyrénées catalanes
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Pyrénées Cerdagne
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Sylvie Candau
Area1 24.77 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 161
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66062 /66760
Elevation 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.

Dorres is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.



Dorres is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Dorres and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]


Various tools and evidence of occupation found in the surroundings prove that the territory of Dorres was already occupied in prehistoric times.[1]

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.[1]

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.[2]


Population 1962-2008

Sites of interest[edit]

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  1. ^ a b (in French) Jean Sagnes (dir.), Le pays catalan, t. 2, Pau, Société nouvelle d'éditions régionales, 1985
  2. ^ Cardenas, Fabricio (20 February 2015). "Attaques de loups en Cerdagne en 1864". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 27 October 2016.