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A general view of the village of Sorède
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Yves Porteix|
|Area1||34.54 km2 (13.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||86/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||66196 /66690|
|Elevation||42–1,241 m (138–4,072 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.
Government and politics
|1966 - 1989||André Cavaillé|
|Since 1989||Yves Porteix||UDF/MoDem||Mayor & Vice-president of the Community of Communes|
|Other names are not yet known.|
- 1962: 1138
- 1968: 1164
- 1975: 1491
- 1982: 1896
- 1990: 2160
- 1999: 2699
- 2006: 2962
Sites of interest
- The main church "St Assiscle et Ste Victoire", 14th century choir, 17th century Baroque sculptures.
- Notre-Dame du Château, an 18th-century sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the mountains, and the ruins of the castle of Ultrera, dating from the early Middle Ages.
- Saint Martin de Lavail, a 9th-century Romanesque chapel.
- Since the 13th century, whips have been made from the local celtis tree. Celtis whips are still made by hand today in Sorède and visitors can tour the workshop where they are made.
- Father Antonio Gomes, known as « Padre Himalaya », a Portuguese scientist and priest who experimented with one of the first solar ovens in Sorède in 1900.
- Philippe David Clarke - was one of the early winners of the Euro Millions Lottery in February 2004. Clarke won an estimated 19,000,000 Euros. He has lived between Sorède and Kent, UK for most of his life.
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