La Bastide-sur-l'Hers

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La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
Coat of arms of La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
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Location of La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers is located in France
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers is located in Occitanie
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
Coordinates: 42°57′24″N 1°54′35″E / 42.9567°N 1.9097°E / 42.9567; 1.9097Coordinates: 42°57′24″N 1°54′35″E / 42.9567°N 1.9097°E / 42.9567; 1.9097
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Mirepoix
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacky Barbe
4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09043 /09600
Elevation428–721 m (1,404–2,365 ft)
(avg. 438 m or 1,437 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-sur-l'Hers is a French commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France.[2]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Bastidhersois or Bastidhersoises.[3]


La Bastide-sur-l'Hers is located some 28 km south-east of Pamiers and 3 km north-east of Lavelanet. Access to the commune is by the D620 road from Laroque-d'Olmes in the north-west which goes east through the commune and the village and continues east to Le Peyrat. The D16 comes from L'Aiguillon in the south and passes north inside the eastern border of the commune to the village then continues north to join the D28A south of Léran. A former railway line now a walking trail passes through the commune from west to east just north of the village. The commune has two large belts of forest across the centre and south with most of the rest of the commune farmland.[4][5]

The Hers river flows from the south forming the south-eastern border before passing through the village and continuing east to eventually join the Ariège at Cintegabelle. The Ruiseeau des Écrevisses forms the southern border of the commune as it flows east to join the Hers. The Ruisseau de Pépoulant also flows east across the commune a little further north and joins the Hers.[4][5]


La Bastide-sur-l'Hers appears as la Baftide de Cougoust on the 1750 Cassini Map[6] and as la Bastide on the 1790 version.[7]


List of Successive Mayors[8]

From To Name Party Position
1989 2020 Jacky Barbe

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 724 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
501 490 573 566 620 626 585 673 706
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
679 763 774 817 877 912 965 981 1,024
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
976 951 982 956 929 880 797 751 850
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
870 796 782 763 733 674 710 724 -

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

Population of La Bastide-sur-l'Hers

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. The keystone indicates a date of 1527. An organ was installed there in 2008 following an anonymous bequest to the pastor of the parish, who also donated. This instrument, with two keyboards and pedals, was built by Krischer (Rouen) in 1893.
  • A Protestant church was built in 1826
  • A Covered Market from the late 19th century

There is a Monumental Painting (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg in a house which is registered as an historical object but its location is unclear.[9]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Philippe Tissié was born in La Bastide-sur-l'Hers on 18 October 1852.
  • Annie Campayo wife of SABY was born in la Bastide-sur-l'Hers on 3 February 1951.

See also[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ La Bastide-sur-l'Hers on Lion1906
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Ariège ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ a b c La Bastide-sur-l'Hers on Google Maps
  5. ^ a b La Bastide-sur-l'Hers on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ la Baftide de Cougoust on the 1750 Cassini Map
  7. ^ la Bastide on the 1790 Cassini Map
  8. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000075 Monumental Painting ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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