Fontpédrouse

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Fontpédrouse
Fontpedrosa
Commune
The church in Fontpédrouse
The church in Fontpédrouse
Fontpédrouse is located in France
Fontpédrouse
Fontpédrouse
Location within Occitanie region
Fontpédrouse is located in Occitanie
Fontpédrouse
Fontpédrouse
Coordinates: 42°30′46″N 2°10′51″E / 42.5128°N 2.1808°E / 42.5128; 2.1808Coordinates: 42°30′46″N 2°10′51″E / 42.5128°N 2.1808°E / 42.5128; 2.1808
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Les Pyrénées catalanes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Arlette Bigorre
Area1 64.35 km2 (24.85 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 123
 • Density 1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66080 /66360
Elevation 880–2,865 m (2,887–9,400 ft)
(avg. 1,062 m or 3,484 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.

Fontpédrouse (Catalan: Fontpedrosa) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

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

Map of Fontpédrouse and its surrounding communes

History[edit]

The commune of Prats-Saint-Thomas is merged into Fontpédrouse on 26 June 1822.[1]

Part of the hamlets of Prats-Saint-Thomas are destroyed in December 1932 because of heavy rains which caused several landslides.[2]

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) 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, Pluies diluviennes en décembre 1932, 3 february 2014