Le Tech

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Le Tech
An overall view of Le Tech
An overall view of Le Tech
Le Tech is located in France
Le Tech
Le Tech
Coordinates: 42°24′41″N 2°32′42″E / 42.4114°N 2.545°E / 42.4114; 2.545Coordinates: 42°24′41″N 2°32′42″E / 42.4114°N 2.545°E / 42.4114; 2.545
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste
Intercommunality Haut Vallespir
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guillaume Cervantes
Area1 25.18 km2 (9.72 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 84
 • Density 3.3/km2 (8.6/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66206 / 66230
Elevation 420–2,721 m (1,378–8,927 ft)
(avg. 520 m or 1,710 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.

Le Tech (Catalan: El Tec) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. It is part of the historical Vallespir comarca.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Le Tech is located east of Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste.

Map of Le Tech

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Land relief[edit]

Elevation ranges from 420 to 2721 meters.

Hydrography[edit]

The territory of Le Tech is shaped by the valley of the river Coumelade and the village itself is located at the confluence of the Coumelade and the river Tech.

Confluence of the Coumelade and the Tech

Toponymy[edit]

Le Tech takes its name from the Tech river which runs through the village.

History[edit]

The commune of Le Tech was created on March 19th, 1862, by a piece of territory being separated from Prats-de-Mollo.[1]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Claude Puitg 2001 2008
Guillaume Cervantes 2008

Population[edit]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906
554 521 543 498 508 450 458 470 557
1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968
512 439 449 410 370 249 252 218 152
1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2011 - - -
126 124 124 84 86 95 - - -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006) · [2]


Histogram on demographic change

   
 
 
 
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Sources - database Cassini of EHESS and Insee See database


Sites of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Pélissier, Paroisses et communes de France : dictionnaire d'histoire administrative et démographique, vol. 66 : Pyrénées-Orientales, Paris, CNRS, 1986, 378 p. (ISBN 2-222-03821-9)
  2. ^ Census of population on 1 January 2006 on the site of Insee.