La Bastide-Solages

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La Bastide-Solages
Location of La Bastide-Solages
La Bastide-Solages is located in France
La Bastide-Solages
La Bastide-Solages
La Bastide-Solages is located in Occitanie
La Bastide-Solages
La Bastide-Solages
Coordinates: 43°56′44″N 2°31′30″E / 43.9456°N 2.525°E / 43.9456; 2.525Coordinates: 43°56′44″N 2°31′30″E / 43.9456°N 2.525°E / 43.9456; 2.525
IntercommunalityCC des Sept Vallons
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Léon Souyris
7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12023 /12550
Elevation205–570 m (673–1,870 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 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-Solages is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.[2]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Solageois or Solageoises.[3]


La Bastide-Solages is located some 25 km east by north-east of Albi and 28 km east by south-east of Carmaux just inside the Parc Naturel Regional des Grands Causses. The north-western and southern borders of the commune are the departmental border with Tarn. Access to the commune is by the D555 which branches from the D33 east of the commune and comes west through the village then north to rejoin the D33 north of the commune. The D665 branches from the D555 in the south of the commune and follows the southern border west to a bridge across the Tarn which links to the D172. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of La Carriere Basse, Cayssials, La Carriere Haute, La Bastide, and Le Bousquet. The commune is farmland in the middle with forests in the east and west.[4][5]

The Tarn river forms the whole north-western border as it flows south-west to eventually join the Garonne at Boudou. The Rance river forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west to join the Tarn at the western tip of the commune.[4][5]


La Bastide-Solages appears as la Baftide Teulat on the 1750 Cassini Map[6] and as la Baftide on the 1790 version.[7]


List of Successive Mayors[8]

From To Name Party Position
1875 1885 Pierre Jean Pousthomis
1885 1896 Jean Souyris
1896 1903 Joseph Pousthomis
2001 2014 Léon Souyris
2014 2020 André Rouquette

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 116 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
255 298 - - - - - - -
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - - - 466 453 424 383 429
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
402 405 403 309 313 250 270 287 249
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
247 212 177 130 111 97 116 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of La Bastide-Solages


  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, Sent-Sarnin, Balaguièr, Brasc, Combret, Copiac, La Bastida-Solatges, La Sèrra, La Val-Ròca-Cesièira, Martrinh, Montclar, Montfranc, Plasença, Postòmis, Sant-Jòri / Christian-Pierre Bedel et les habitants del canton de Sent-Sarnin, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 1992, Al canton collection, 232 pages, ill., cov. ill. 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-10-6, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 35529736f ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually and the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.