Bouleternère

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

Bouleternère

Bulaternera
The round tower in Bouleternère
The round tower in Bouleternère
Coat of arms of Bouleternère
Coat of arms
Location of Bouleternère
Bouleternère is located in France
Bouleternère
Bouleternère
Bouleternère is located in Occitanie
Bouleternère
Bouleternère
Coordinates: 42°39′02″N 2°35′14″E / 42.6506°N 2.5872°E / 42.6506; 2.5872Coordinates: 42°39′02″N 2°35′14″E / 42.6506°N 2.5872°E / 42.6506; 2.5872
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLe Canigou
IntercommunalityRoussillon Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Payrou
Area
1
10.63 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
935
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66023 /66130
Elevation160–612 m (525–2,008 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

LocalisationEdit

Bouleternère is located in the canton of Le Canigou and in the arrondissement of Prades.

 
Map of Bouleternère and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communesEdit

HydrographyEdit

Bouleternère is crossed by the Boulès river, a tributary of the Têt.

Government and politicsEdit

MayorsEdit

Mayor Term start Term end
Isidore Pontich 1790 1792
Athanase Guiry 1792 1793
François Guimbert 1793 1795
Sulpice Taix 1795 1799
Athanase Guiry 1799 June 1815[2]
Jean Marmer June 1815[2] ?
Athanase Guiry ? 1821
Joseph Mercure 1924 1924
André Paysa 1924 1927
François Sabardeil 1927 1941
François Baux 1941 1944
François Garrigue 1944 1952
Jules Gaspard 1952 1983
Jean Payrou 1983

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1962818—    
1968885+8.2%
1975739−16.5%
1982728−1.5%
1990625−14.1%
1999643+2.9%
2007777+20.8%
2009817+5.1%

Sites of interestEdit

 
Saint-Sulpitius church

Part of the town's fortifications remain, and two of the four towers and three of the seven city doors are still in place.

The old Saint-Sulpitius church was built in the 11th century on the remains of an older church from the 9th century. A new Saint-Sulpitius church was built next to it and finished in 1659, while the old church became the presbytery. Both were hit by lightning in June 1891 and suffered a serious fire. They have since been repaired.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Cardenas, Fabricio (9 February 2014). "Bouleternère, le 1er juin 1815". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ Cardenas, Fabricio (29 January 2014). "Incendie de l'église de Bouleternère en 1891". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2016.