Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines (Catalan: Sant Genís de Fontanes) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines

Sant Genís de Fontanes
A view of the bell-towers of the old abbey of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
A view of the bell-towers of the old abbey of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Location of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is located in France
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is located in Occitanie
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
Coordinates: 42°32′33″N 2°55′22″E / 42.5425°N 2.9228°E / 42.5425; 2.9228Coordinates: 42°32′33″N 2°55′22″E / 42.5425°N 2.9228°E / 42.5425; 2.9228
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementCéret
CantonVallespir-Albères
IntercommunalityAlbères
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2006) Michel Berdaguer
Area
1
9.90 km2 (3.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
2,826
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66175 /66740
Elevation24–102 m (79–335 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is located in the canton of Vallespir-Albères and in the arrondissement of Céret.

 
Map of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines and its surrounding communes

PopulationEdit

 
Population 1962-2008

Sites of interestEdit

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines is home to a Benedictine abbey, founded in the late 8th or early 9th century.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.