|Canton||Portes du Couserans|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Michèle Colin|
|Area1||6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||09041 /09160|
|Elevation||295–464 m (968–1,522 ft)
(avg. 370 m or 1,210 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Salatois or Salatoises.
La Bastide-du-Salat is located some 22 km east by south-east of Saint-Gaudens and 12 km north-west of Saint-Girons. The northern and western borders of the commune are also the departmental border with Haute-Garonne. Access to the commune is by the D134 road from Lacave in the south. The D134A continues north from the village becoming the D83H at the departmental border and on to Touille. The D60F goes west from the village across the Salat to Castagnède. The western third of the commune is farmland while the rest is heavily forested.
The Salat river forms the entire western border of the commune as it flows north to join the Garonne at Roquefort-sur-Garonne. The Ruisseau de la Monge rises in the far east of the commune and flows north-east to join the Lavin west of Betchat.
Founded in 1250 by Raymon-Athon, Lord of Prat, for two centuries it was called Bastida Raimondi-Athonis de Aspello.
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 204 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]
Culture and heritage
The Parish Church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
- 6 Candlesticks (18th century)
- A Ciborium (19th century)
- A Statue: Christ on the Cross (16th century)
- A Painting: Christ in the Tomb (1842)
- André Cantenys, French filmmaker, born in La Bastide-du-Salat in 1920.
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 Archived 18 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine., 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.
- La Bastide-du-Salat on Lion1906
- Inhabitants of Ariège (in French)
- La Bastide-du-Salat on Google Maps
- La Bastide-du-Salat on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- la Baftide du Salat on the 1750 Cassini Map
- la Basudo on the 1790 Cassini Map
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000109 6 Candlesticks (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000108 Ciborium (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000107 Statue: Christ on the Cross (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000141 Painting: Christ in the Tomb (in French)
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