Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines

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Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Sant Genís de Fontanes
A view of the bell-towers of the old abbey of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
A view of the bell-towers of the old abbey of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is located in France
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Coordinates: 42°32′33″N 2°55′22″E / 42.5425°N 2.9228°E / 42.5425; 2.9228Coordinates: 42°32′33″N 2°55′22″E / 42.5425°N 2.9228°E / 42.5425; 2.9228
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Argelès-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Albères
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2006) Michel Berdaguer
Area1 9.90 km2 (3.82 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,419
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66175 / 66740
Elevation 24–102 m (79–335 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 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.

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines (Catalan: Sant Genís de Fontanes) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is located in the canton of Argelès-sur-Mer and in the arrondissement of Céret.

Map of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines and its surrounding communes

Sites of interest[edit]

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is home to a Benedictine abbey, founded in the late 8th or early 9th century.

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