La Bastide-Puylaurent

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La Bastide-Puylaurent
The war memorial outside the Les Pins Hotel, in La Bastide-Puylaurent
The war memorial outside the Les Pins Hotel, in La Bastide-Puylaurent
Coat of arms of La Bastide-Puylaurent
Coat of arms
Location of La Bastide-Puylaurent
La Bastide-Puylaurent is located in France
La Bastide-Puylaurent
La Bastide-Puylaurent
La Bastide-Puylaurent is located in Occitanie
La Bastide-Puylaurent
La Bastide-Puylaurent
Coordinates: 44°35′36″N 3°54′22″E / 44.5933°N 3.9061°E / 44.5933; 3.9061Coordinates: 44°35′36″N 3°54′22″E / 44.5933°N 3.9061°E / 44.5933; 3.9061
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLozère
ArrondissementMende
CantonSaint-Étienne-du-Valdonnez
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Teissier
Area
1
24.19 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
160
 • Density6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
48021 /48250
Elevation751–1,328 m (2,464–4,357 ft)
(avg. 1,024 m or 3,360 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Bastide-Puylaurent is a commune in the Lozère department in southern France.

The Trappist monastery Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (Our Lady of the Snows), visited by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1878 and described in his book Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, is about one and a half miles east of the village, in the Ardèche department. The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (GR 70), a popular long-distance path approximately following Stevenson's journey, runs through the village.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Chassezac forms part of the commune's southwestern border.

The town lies in the northern part of the commune, where it is crossed by the Allier, which flows northeast through the northern part of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793210—    
1800300+42.9%
1806190−36.7%
1821175−7.9%
1831218+24.6%
1836262+20.2%
1841268+2.3%
1846285+6.3%
1851271−4.9%
1856282+4.1%
1861276−2.1%
1866252−8.7%
1872348+38.1%
1876291−16.4%
1881351+20.6%
1886357+1.7%
1891325−9.0%
1896313−3.7%
1901300−4.2%
1906280−6.7%
1911260−7.1%
1921268+3.1%
1926269+0.4%
1931249−7.4%
1936289+16.1%
1946355+22.8%
1954212−40.3%
1962345+62.7%
1968242−29.9%
1975191−21.1%
1982176−7.9%
1990183+4.0%
1999157−14.2%
2006172+9.6%
2009169−1.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Castle, Alan (2007). The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (2nd ed.). Cicerone. pp. 114–119. ISBN 978-1-85284-511-7.

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