Mirande

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Mirande
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Mirande
Coat of arms
Mirande is located in France
Mirande
Mirande
Coordinates: 43°31′N 0°24′E / 43.52°N 0.4°E / 43.52; 0.4Coordinates: 43°31′N 0°24′E / 43.52°N 0.4°E / 43.52; 0.4
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gers
Arrondissement Mirande
Canton Mirande
Intercommunality Cœur d'Astarac en Gascogne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Baudran
Area1 23.42 km2 (9.04 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 3,664
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 32256 /32300
Elevation 139–268 m (456–879 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

Mirande (French: [mi.ʁɑ̃d]) is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Mirande and its surrounding communes

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,655 —    
1800 1,558 −5.9%
1806 1,968 +26.3%
1821 2,128 +8.1%
1831 2,532 +19.0%
1841 2,724 +7.6%
1846 3,797 +39.4%
1851 3,454 −9.0%
1856 3,509 +1.6%
1861 3,304 −5.8%
1866 2,733 −17.3%
1872 3,885 +42.2%
1876 3,812 −1.9%
1881 3,748 −1.7%
1886 3,916 +4.5%
1891 4,244 +8.4%
1896 3,771 −11.1%
1901 3,867 +2.5%
1906 3,642 −5.8%
1911 3,424 −6.0%
1921 2,559 −25.3%
1926 2,694 +5.3%
1931 2,761 +2.5%
1936 3,019 +9.3%
1946 3,592 +19.0%
1954 3,500 −2.6%
1962 3,610 +3.1%
1968 4,075 +12.9%
1975 3,879 −4.8%
1982 3,871 −0.2%
1990 3,565 −7.9%
1999 3,568 +0.1%
2008 3,725 +4.4%
2008 3,664 −1.6%

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Town Hall
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Astarac Square
  • Clock Tower
  • Rohan Tower

Leisure activities[edit]

  • Aquapark "Ludina"

Events[edit]

  • Country Music Festival
  • Traditional markets

See also[edit]

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