Cabestany (French pronunciation: [kabɛstani] (listen)) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Cabestany
The town hall in Cabestany
The town hall in Cabestany
Coat of arms of Cabestany
Location of Cabestany
Cabestany is located in France
Cabestany
Cabestany
Cabestany is located in Occitanie
Cabestany
Cabestany
Coordinates: 42°40′52″N 2°56′36″E / 42.6811°N 2.9433°E / 42.6811; 2.9433Coordinates: 42°40′52″N 2°56′36″E / 42.6811°N 2.9433°E / 42.6811; 2.9433
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPerpignan
CantonPerpignan-3
IntercommunalityPerpignan Méditerranée Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2021–2026) Édith Pugnet[1]
Area
1
10.42 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
10,301
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66028 /66330
Elevation0–53 m (0–174 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
Websiteville-cabestany.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

LocalisationEdit

Cabestany is located in the canton of Perpignan-3 and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

 
Map of Cabestany and its surrounding communes

Government and politicsEdit

MayorsEdit

Mayor Term start Term end
Mare Beille[3] ? June 1815
Jean Berga[3] June 1815 ?
Jean Vila 1977 2021
Édith Pugnet 2021 Current

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,346—    
1975 3,390+14.11%
1982 6,221+9.06%
1990 7,513+2.39%
1999 8,259+1.06%
2007 8,395+0.20%
2012 9,399+2.29%
2017 10,106+1.46%
Source: INSEE[4]

Notable peopleEdit

The Master of Cabestany was from this area, and there is a museum dedicated to his work in the town.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Cabestany, le 11 juin 1815 , 30 January 2014
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE