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The THEMIS Solar Power tower.
Targassonne is located in France
Coordinates: 42°30′01″N 1°59′52″E / 42.5003°N 1.9978°E / 42.5003; 1.9978Coordinates: 42°30′01″N 1°59′52″E / 42.5003°N 1.9978°E / 42.5003; 1.9978
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Les Pyrénées catalanes
Intercommunality Pyrénées Cerdagne
 • Mayor Jean-Pierre Will
Area1 7.80 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 200
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66202 /66120
Elevation 1,383–2,123 m (4,537–6,965 ft)
(avg. 1,597 m or 5,240 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.
Hiking Trail near Targassonne.

Targassonne (in Catalan Targasona) is a commune of Cerdanya in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in south of France.

The town council and some maps use the name Targasonne.

Targassonne is the home of the THEMIS Solar Power R&D Center.


Targassonne is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades. It is located at 1,600 meters near the villages of Égat and Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via. The closest cities are Foix in the North-West at 61 kilometres and Perpignan at 90 kilometres to the East.

Map of Targassonne and its surrounding communes


Population 1962-2008

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