Les Angles, Pyrénées-Orientales

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Les Angles

Els Angles
Les Angles in winter
Les Angles in winter
Location of Les Angles
Les Angles is located in France
Les Angles
Les Angles
Les Angles is located in Occitanie
Les Angles
Les Angles
Coordinates: 42°34′42″N 2°04′30″E / 42.5783°N 2.075°E / 42.5783; 2.075Coordinates: 42°34′42″N 2°04′30″E / 42.5783°N 2.075°E / 42.5783; 2.075
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLes Pyrénées catalanes
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Capcir Haut-Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Michel Poudade
Area
1
43.20 km2 (16.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
545
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66004 /66210
Elevation1,531–2,808 m (5,023–9,213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Angles (French: [lez‿ɑ̃ɡl]; Catalan: Els Angles [əlz ˈaŋɡləs]) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Legend has it that at the beginning of the XIV century, the Black Death wiped out the entire population of the former village of Vallsera. Only two sisters survived, they are believed to have donated all of the land to the commune of Les Angles.[2]

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Les Angles is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Les Angles and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end
Christian Blanc 2001 2014
Michel Poudade 2014

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962255—    
1968277+8.6%
1975351+26.7%
1982475+35.3%
1990528+11.2%
1999590+11.7%
2007565−4.2%
2009564−0.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "A Plague on You". www.anglophone-direct.com. 5 February 2018.

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