|Canton||Monts du Réquistanais|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Eric Bula|
|59.32 km2 (22.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||35/km2 (90/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||207–670 m (679–2,198 ft) |
(avg. 580 m or 1,900 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.|
- 1 Population
- 2 Geography
- 3 History
- 4 Politics and Administration
- 5 Population and Society
- 6 Places and monuments
- 7 In other languages
- 8 External Links
- 9 References
|Average high °C (°F)||10
|Daily mean °C (°F)||6
|Average low °C (°F)||2
|Source: Le climat à Réquista (en °C et mm, moyennes mensuelles) Météo msn|
In Occitan, the commune is called Requistar. The name comes from the term ric estar which means "rich place".
Coat of Arms
Politics and Administration
List of Mayors
List of successive mayors
|1881||1892||Emile Carcenac||Right-wing||General Councilor (1886-1892)|
|1953||1971||Albert Fournier||Rad. then UDR||General Councilor (1945-1970)|
|1995||2000||Dominique Azam||UDF||General Councilor (1986-2001)|
|Missing data are yet to be completed.|
Population and Society
The population has been known through Census and has been carried through since 1793. As of 2006, the legal population of communes are published annually by INSEE. The census is now based on an annual collection of information, successively covering all municipal territories over a period of five years. For municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, a census survey of the whole population is carried out every five years, with legal population of the intermediate years being estimated by interpolation or extrapolation. For the municipality, the first comprehensive census within the new system's framework was carried out in 2004.
Progression of population
1962 to 1999: population without double counting; for the following dates: municipal population.
Histogram of the demographic progression
Cultural Events and Festivities
Since Réquista is the first sheep canton in Europe, a sheep festival is organized every year on the first Sunday of June. A statue of a sheep and its lamb is also erected in front of the town hall. Every Monday morning (or Tuesday morning if Monday happens to be a holiday), the sheep market attracts breeders from the region as well as many buyers from neighboring departments. It begins at 9:00am with gray lambs, continues with lamb exports at 9:30am, cull ewes at 10:00am and lambs at 10:30am. The introduction of this market in 1992 necessitated the construction of a area big enough to fit an annual volume of 120,000 people (4,400m²). Quotations are recorded weekly and serve as reference to the national plan.
- Ovine market every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)
- Weekly market in the covered hall from 7:30am to 12:30pm every Saturday
- Monthly fair the second Thursday of the month from 8:30am to 12:00pm
- Estofinado at the end of March
- Feast of the sheep every year on the first Sunday of June
- Bellegarde Hospital Festival the penultimate weekend of June
- Flea market garage sale gourmet market during Lincou weekend after July 14
- Lincou Festival the first weekend of August
- Large flea market in Réquista the 3rd weekend of September
- Christmas market on the last Sunday of November
- Medieval day at the college Céléstin Sourrèzes organized by 5th year students
- Feast of Saint-Julien (municipality of Réquista) with a lottery (Friday), meal and prom musette (Saturday) and bodega (Sunday) penultimate weekend of August
- Fair at the flea market and exhibition of vintage cars the 3rd weekend of September
- Fireworks at Lincou and votive festival the first weekend of August
- Lottery numbers in Réquista and around
- Wine tasting at the company of chiais
- Festival of trout August 15 organized by Lévezou Ségala Aveyron XV
- Votive festival in Lebous the 2nd weekend in September
- The motorcycle club Réquista has a cross field.
- National petanque.
- Dance Gala with students Josiane Nespoulous.
- Commercial Fortnight (last week of July and first of August) organized by the Union of Traders and Craftsmen of Réquista
Nadalet de Réquista
Nadalet de Réquista is a song in Occitan written by Paul Bonnefous in 1864. It is sung every year at the Mass on December 24 by the choir of the church of Réquista.
Places and monuments
- Church of Réquista
- Museum art gallery of the Lincou manor
In other languages
The name of the region/commune of Réquista is pronounced Request in English, which is also an acceptable and well recognized name of the region/commune.
- "Le climat à Réquista (en °C et mm, moyennes mensuelles) Météo msn". msn.com/fr-fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2018-04-08. 
- Les Handinautes. "Yanous ! Chroniques citoyennes du handicap : Eric Bula". www.yanous.com (in French). Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Présentation du recensement de la population | Insee". www.insee.fr (in French). 15 November 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Documentation sur les résultats du recensement | Insee". www.insee.fr (in French). 15 November 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Réquista - Notice Communale". cassini.ehess.fr (in French). Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- Fiches Insee - Populations légales de la commune pour les années 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
- "FMBV". fmbv.asso.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
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