Bélesta, Pyrénées-Orientales

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Bélesta

Belhestar
A general view of Bélesta
A general view of Bélesta
Coat of arms of Bélesta
Coat of arms
Location of Bélesta
Bélesta is located in France
Bélesta
Bélesta
Bélesta is located in Occitanie
Bélesta
Bélesta
Coordinates: 42°43′06″N 2°36′28″E / 42.7183°N 2.6078°E / 42.7183; 2.6078Coordinates: 42°43′06″N 2°36′28″E / 42.7183°N 2.6078°E / 42.7183; 2.6078
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
ArrondissementPrades
CantonLa Vallée de l'Agly
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Roussillon Conflent
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Bourniole
Area
1
20.52 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
229
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66019 /66720
Elevation122–561 m (400–1,841 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bélesta (Occitan: Bèl Estar) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Bélesta is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Bélesta and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors
Mayor Term start Term end
Jacques Biles[2] ? June 1815
Baptiste Pugnaud[2] June 1815 ?
Gilbert Bourniole 2001 2007
Roger Morin 2007 2014
Frédéric Bourniole 2014

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962306—    
1968312+2.0%
1975262−16.0%
1982247−5.7%
1990223−9.7%
1999215−3.6%
2006214−0.5%
2009219+2.3%

Sites of interest[edit]

The Bélesta dolmen
  • Prehistory museum
  • Bélesta dolmen
  • Bélesta cave
  • Church of Saint Barthelemy in Bélesta
  • Church of Saint Barthelemy in Jonqueroles
  • Llébrès, an abandoned medieval hamlet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Bélesta, le 21 juin 1815, 31 january 2014