Les Angles, Pyrénées-Orientales

Les Angles (French: [lez‿ɑ̃ɡl]; Catalan: Els Angles [əlz ˈaŋɡləs]) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Les Angles

Els Angles
Les Angles in winter
Les Angles in winter
Location of Les Angles
Les Angles is located in France
Les Angles
Les Angles
Les Angles is located in Occitanie
Les Angles
Les Angles
Coordinates: 42°34′42″N 2°04′30″E / 42.5783°N 2.075°E / 42.5783; 2.075Coordinates: 42°34′42″N 2°04′30″E / 42.5783°N 2.075°E / 42.5783; 2.075
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLes Pyrénées catalanes
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Capcir Haut-Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Michel Poudade
Area
1
43.20 km2 (16.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
547
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66004 /66210
Elevation1,531–2,808 m (5,023–9,213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Legend has it that at the beginning of the XIV century, the Black Death wiped out the entire population of the former village of Vallsera. Only two sisters survived, they are believed to have donated all of the land to the commune of Les Angles.[2]

GeographyEdit

LocalisationEdit

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

 
Map of Les Angles and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communesEdit

Government and politicsEdit

MayorsEdit

Mayor Term start Term end
Christian Blanc 2001 2014
Michel Poudade 2014

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1962255—    
1968277+8.6%
1975351+26.7%
1982475+35.3%
1990528+11.2%
1999590+11.7%
2007565−4.2%
2009564−0.2%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "A Plague on You". www.anglophone-direct.com. 5 February 2018.

External linksEdit