La Bastide-de-Besplas

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La Bastide-de-Besplas
La Bastide-de-Besplas is located in France
La Bastide-de-Besplas
La Bastide-de-Besplas
Coordinates: 43°10′03″N 1°16′32″E / 43.1675°N 1.2756°E / 43.1675; 1.2756Coordinates: 43°10′03″N 1°16′32″E / 43.1675°N 1.2756°E / 43.1675; 1.2756
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Mas-d'Azil
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Nicolas Gareia
Area1 10.22 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 390
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09038 / 09350
Elevation 234–391 m (768–1,283 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 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.

La Bastide-de-Besplas is a French commune in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-western France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Besplasois or Besplasoises.[2]

Geography[edit]

La Bastide-de-Besplas is an old Bastide located in the Massif de Plantaurel some 50 km south by south-west of Toulouse and 20 km west by north-west of Pamiers. Both the northern and southern borders of the commune are the departmental border with Haute-Garonne. Access to the commune is by the D628 from Montesquieu-Volvestre in the north-west which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues south-east to Daumazan-sur-Arize. The D326 branches off the D628 in the commune and goes north to join the D408 north of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland interspersed with some forest.[3][4]

The Arize river flows through the centre of the commune and the village flowing from south-east to north-west where it continues to join the Garonne at Carbonne. The TaiVades stream rises in the north of the commune and flows north-west forming part of the northern border before joining the Arize on the commune border. The Ruisseau de Bergou forms the south-eastern border as it flows south-west to join the Arize. The Ruisseau d'Argain forms the southern border of the commune as it flows east to join the Arize in Daumazan-sur-Arize commune.[3][4]

Mapping[edit]

A list of online mapping systems can be displayed by clicking on the coordinates (latitude and longitude) in the top right hand corner of this article.

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]

[3]

History[edit]

La Bastide-de-Besplas appears as la Bafude de Besplas on the 1750 Cassini Map[5] and as la Bailute on the 1790 version.[6]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Jean-Pierre Bernabé
2014 2020 Nicolas Gareia

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 390 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
205 558 665 674 675 725 706 732 720
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
726 720 724 724 741 652 653 625 601
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
575 556 568 523 527 513 506 466 461
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
468 453 403 307 302 294 357 390 -

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


Population of La Bastide-de-Besplas

Culture and heritage[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Bout-du-pont (1663)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[8]

The Chapel contains many items that are registered as historical objects:

  • A Commemorative plaque (1728)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • A Ceiling Mural (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • A Statue: Christ on the Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • A Retable (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]

The Parish Church also contains many items that are registered as historical oobjects:

  • A Painting: The beheading of Saint John the Baptist (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • A Bronze Bell (1410)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
  • A Statue: Saint Louis (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
  • A Statue: Virgin and child (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
  • A Statue: Saint John the Baptist (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • A Chalice (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
  • An Offering Cross (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
  • A Chalice (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]
  • A Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[21]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Louis Astre, French trade unionist, born in the commune, where his parents were teachers, and spent his early years there.
  • Henri Cuq, French Politician
  • Abbot Casy Rivière

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Bastide-de-Besplas on Lion1906
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ariège (French)
  3. ^ a b c La Bastide-de-Besplas on Google Maps
  4. ^ a b La Bastide-de-Besplas on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
  5. ^ la Bafude de Besplas on the 1750 Cassini Map
  6. ^ la Bailute on the 1790 Cassini Map
  7. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093772 Chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Bout-du-pont Camera aabb.svg (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000090 Commemorative Plaque Camera aabb.svg (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000089 Ceiling mural Camera aabb.svg (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000088 Statue: Christ on the cross (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000087 Retable (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000965 PM09000079 Painting: The beheading of Saint John the Baptist Camera aabb.svg (French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000078 Bronze Bell Camera aabb.svg (French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000086 Statue: Saint Louis Camera aabb.svg (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000085 Statue: Virgin and child Camera aabb.svg (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000084 Statue: Saint John the Baptist Camera aabb.svg (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000083 Chalice Camera aabb.svg (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000082 Offering Cross Camera aabb.svg (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000081 Chalice Camera aabb.svg (French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000080 Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity Camera aabb.svg (French)