Le Barcarès

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Le Barcarès (Catalan: El Barcarès) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

Le Barcarès

El Barcarès
The Pic du Canigou seen from Port Murano, in Barcarès
The Pic du Canigou seen from Port Murano, in Barcarès
Coat of arms of Le Barcarès
Coat of arms
Location of Le Barcarès
Le Barcarès is located in France
Le Barcarès
Le Barcarès
Le Barcarès is located in Occitanie
Le Barcarès
Le Barcarès
Coordinates: 42°47′21″N 3°02′11″E / 42.7892°N 3.0364°E / 42.7892; 3.0364Coordinates: 42°47′21″N 3°02′11″E / 42.7892°N 3.0364°E / 42.7892; 3.0364
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPerpignan
CantonLa Côte Salanquaise
IntercommunalityPerpignan Méditerranée Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Ferrand (CNIP)
Area
1
11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
5,885
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66017 /66420
Elevation0–4 m (0–13 ft)
(avg. 1 m or 3.3 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

At the end of the Spanish Civil War, Le Barcarès was the site of a camp housing Republican escapees from Spain.[2] Conditions were slightly better than at other camps, as most internees sent there had indicated a willingness to return to Spain.[3]

GeographyEdit

LocalisationEdit

Le Barcarès is located in the canton of La Côte Salanquaise and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

 
Map of Le Barcarès and its surrounding communes

Government and politicsEdit

Mayors
Mayor Term start Term end
Albert Got May 1953 March 1983
Yvon Blanc March 1983 March 1989
Claude Got March 1989 June 1995
Alain Ferrand June 1995 March 1999
Joëlle Ferrand May 1999 June 2011
Marie Roses June 2011 August 2011
Alain Ferrand August 2011

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962775—    
19681,197+54.5%
19751,347+12.5%
19822,208+63.9%
19902,422+9.7%
19993,514+45.1%
20064,033+14.8%
20094,018−0.4%
20165,915+47.2%

Notable peopleEdit

  • Georges Candilis (1913-1995), Greek architect and urbanist who participated to the conception of Port-Barcarès.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Thomas, Hugh (2012). The Spanish Civil War (50th Anniversary ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 855. ISBN 978-0-141-01161-5.
  3. ^ Beevor, Antony (2006). The Battle for Spain. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 456. ISBN 978 0 7538 2165 7.