Saint-Cyprien, Pyrénées-Orientales

Saint-Cyprien (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ sipʁijɛ̃] (About this soundlisten); Catalan: Sant Cebrià de Rosselló) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Saint-Cyprien
Sant Cebrià de Rosselló
The harbour in Saint-Cyprien
The harbour in Saint-Cyprien
Coat of arms of Saint-Cyprien
Location of Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien is located in France
Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien is located in Occitanie
Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien
Coordinates: 42°37′08″N 3°00′25″E / 42.6189°N 3.0069°E / 42.6189; 3.0069Coordinates: 42°37′08″N 3°00′25″E / 42.6189°N 3.0069°E / 42.6189; 3.0069
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementCéret
CantonLa Côte Sableuse
IntercommunalitySud Roussillon
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Thierry Del Poso (LR)
Area
1
15.80 km2 (6.10 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
10,844
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66171 /66750
Elevation0–29 m (0–95 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

 
Map of Saint-Cyprien and its surrounding communes

HistoryEdit

In the 20th century Saint-Cyprien was the site of a camp housing some 70,000 Republican escapees from Spain at the end of the Spanish Civil War. They were held in very poor conditions, [2] in open spaces enclosed by barbed wire, from which they were not allowed to leave.[3] During the Second World War it was used to intern people before they were sent to extermination camps. [4]

Government and politicsEdit

 
Place de la République

MayorsEdit

Mayor Term start Term end
Pierre Escaro March 1945 October 1956
Jean Olibo October 1956 March 1989
Jacques Bouille March 1989 May 24, 2009
Pierre Fontvieille June 2, 2009 June 12, 2009
Thierry Del Poso September 2009

Population and societyEdit

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 2,592—    
1975 3,012+2.17%
1982 4,405+5.58%
1990 6,892+5.75%
1999 8,573+2.45%
2007 10,345+2.38%
2012 10,552+0.40%
2017 10,511−0.08%
Source: INSEE[5]

SportsEdit

The main spectator sport in the town is Rugby league, while surfing, snorkeling and boat racing are also popular.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Beevor, Antony (2001). The Spanish Civil War. London: Cassell Military Paperbacks. p. 394. ISBN 0-304-35840-1.
  3. ^ Thomas, Hugh (2012). The Spanish Civil War (50th Anniversary ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 855. ISBN 978-0-141-01161-5.
  4. ^ Letter from my uncle
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE