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Bourg-Madame

Bourg-Madame
La Guingueta d'Ix
The town hall in Bourg-Madame
The town hall in Bourg-Madame
Coat of arms of Bourg-Madame
Coat of arms
Bourg-Madame is located in France
Bourg-Madame
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Prades
Canton Saillagouse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Jacques Fortuny
Area1 7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,234
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66025 / 66760
Elevation 1,130–1,235 m (3,707–4,052 ft)
(avg. 1,130 m or 3,710 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.

Bourg-Madame (Catalan: la Guingueta d'Ix) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

It lies right on the border with Spain. It abuts directly onto the Spanish town of Puigcerdà, and is near the Spanish exclave of Llívia.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Toponymy 2
  • Government and politics 3
    • Mayors 3.1
  • Population 4
  • International relations 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Geography

Bourg-Madame is located in the canton of Saillagouse and in the arrondissement of Prades.

Map of Bourg-Madame and its surrounding communes

Toponymy

The town used to be known in French as Les Guinguettes,[1] until 1815 when it was renamed Bourg-Madame in honour of the wife of the Duke of Angoulême. The Catalan name for the town is still the traditional one.

Government and politics

Mayors

Mayor Term start Term end
Thomas Casals[2] 1930 ?
Jean Salvat[3] 1945 1965
Joseph Calvet 1965 1995
Jean-Jacques Fortuny 1995

Population

International relations

The commune is twinned with:

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Jtosti.com
  2. ^ (French) Fabricio Cardenas, Bombardement collatéral en Cerdagne, janvier 1938Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, , 23 december 2014
  3. ^ (French) L'Indépendant, La parole aux deux nouveaux sénateurs, 5 october 2011
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