Prats-Saint-Thomas

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Prats-Balaguer

Prats-Saint-Thomas is a former commune in Pyrénées-Orientales (France).

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Prats-Saint-Thomas is located west of Fontpédrouse.

Hydrography[edit]

The river Têt runs through the north of Prats-Saint-Thomas, from the west to the east.

History[edit]

The commune of Prats-Saint-Thomas was created in 1793 by uniting the hamlets of Prats-Balaguer and Saint-Thomas. Since 26 June 1822, it was linked with Fontpédrouse.[1]

Part of the hamlets were destroyed in December 1932 because of heavy rains which caused several landslides.[2]

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Church of Trinity and Saint Mary of Prats-Balaguer, from the 11th century.
The church in Prats-Balaguer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Pélissier, Paroisses et communes de France : dictionnaire d'histoire administrative et démographique, vol. 66 : Pyrénées-Orientales, Paris, CNRS, 1986
  2. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Pluies diluviennes en décembre 1932, 3 february 2014

Coordinates: 42°29′54″N 2°10′16″E / 42.49833°N 2.17111°E / 42.49833; 2.17111