Urbanya

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Urbanya

Orbanyà
Urbanya at the bottom of the valley
Urbanya at the bottom of the valley
Location of Urbanya
Urbanya is located in France
Urbanya
Urbanya
Urbanya is located in Occitanie
Urbanya
Urbanya
Coordinates: 42°38′23″N 2°18′20″E / 42.6397°N 2.3056°E / 42.6397; 2.3056Coordinates: 42°38′23″N 2°18′20″E / 42.6397°N 2.3056°E / 42.6397; 2.3056
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLes Pyrénées catalanes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Sangla
Area
1
14.40 km2 (5.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
52
 • Density3.6/km2 (9.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66219 /66500
Elevation720–1,765 m (2,362–5,791 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Urbanya (Catalan: Orbanyà) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Urbanya is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Urbanya and its surrounding communes

History[edit]

Urbanya is mentioned for the first time on 16 June 1186, as being owned by the lord of Conat, on an act signed by Guillem-Bernard de Paracols, husband of Blanche de Conat.[2]

In September 1907, a rain and hailstorm falls on Urbanya, damaging and sometimes destroying the roads and bridges, as well with several houses.[3]

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Jean Sagnes (dir.), Le pays catalan, t. 2, Pau, Société nouvelle d'éditions régionales, 1985
  3. ^ Cardenas, Fabricio (9 August 2014). "Déluge à Urbanya en 1907". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2016.