Brouilla is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Brouilla is located in the arrondissement of Perpignan. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE
L'Albère is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. L'Albère is located in the arrondissement of Céret; the name of L'Albère is issued from the Albera Massif in which it is located. Although always plural in French concerning the mountain range, the name remains singular through the ages for the commune. On the contrary, in Catalan, the name has always been singular for the place. · Early settlements of population grew near the two primitive churches: Saint Martin named in 844 and Saint John, known since 1089. The hamlets of Saint Martin and Saint John both still exist nowadays, each with its church. In 1790, the commune of L'Albère is included into the canton of Argelès part of the Céret district, it is moved to the canton of Laroque in 1793 and back to the canton of Argelès in 1801, before being included in the canton of Céret in 1947. Following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, L'Albère is now part of the canton of Vallespir-Albères.
There is no school in L'Albère. The nearest is in Le Perthus. Patronal feast: 5 August. Communal feast: 2nd Sunday of August. There are no doctors in L'Albère; the nearest are in Le Perthus. L'Albère has several climbing sites. Balma de Na Cristiana: a large dolmen. Saint-John Church Saint-Martin Church Saint-Christopher chapel Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE commune file
Calce is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Calce is located in the arrondissement of Perpignan. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering INSEE
Bages is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Bages is located in the arrondissement of Perpignan. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE
Bouleternère is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Bouleternère is located in the arrondissement of Prades. Bouleternère is crossed by a tributary of the Têt. Part of the town's fortifications remain, two of the four towers and three of the seven city doors are still in place; the old Saint-Sulpitius church was built in the 11th century on the remains of an older church from the 9th century. A new Saint-Sulpitius church was built next to it and finished in 1659, while the old church became the presbytery. Both suffered a serious fire, they have since been repaired. Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department INSEE
Pyrénées-Orientales known as Northern Catalonia, is a department of Occitanie adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. It surrounds the tiny Spanish exclave of Llívia, thus has two distinct borders with Spain. Prior to the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, most of the present department was part of the former Principality of Catalonia, within the Crown of Aragon, therefore part of the Kingdom of Spain, so the majority of it has been Catalan-speaking, it is still referred to as Northern Catalonia; the modern department was created early during the French Revolution on 9 February 1790 under the name of Roussillon the name of the pre-Revolutionary province of Roussillon to which it exactly corresponds, although the department includes Fenouillèdes, a small piece of territory, on the southern edge of Languedoc. The name therefore changed on February 1790 to Pyrénées-Orientales. Invaded by Spain in April 1793, the area was recaptured thirteen months during the War of the Roussillon.
During the nineteenth century, Pyrénées-Orientales proved one of the most republican departments in France. The intellectual and republican politician François Arago, during the early months of the short-lived Second Republic in 1848, was de facto Head of state, came from Estagel in the east of the department; the département is managed by the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales in Perpignan. The Pyrénées-Orientales is part of the region of Occitanie; the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales is more and more involved with the European Union to create with the Generalitat of Catalonia, Andorra, a Eurodistrict. Pyrénées-Orientales has an area of 4,115 km². and a population of 422,000, of whom just over a quarter live in the capital, Perpignan. Other towns above 10,000 inhabitants include Canet-en-Roussillon, Saint-Estève, Saint-Cyprien and Argelès-sur-Mer, they are followed in decreasing order by Cabestany, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, Rivesaltes, Céret, Pia, Bompas, Le Soler and Toulouges, each of 6-10,000 inhabitants.
Pyrénées-Orientales consists of three river valleys in the Pyrenees mountain range –from north to south, those of the Agly, Têt and Tech – and the eastern Plain of Roussillon into which they converge. Most of the population and agricultural production are concentrated in the plain, with only 30% of the area. There is one water reservoir at Lac de Matemale. There is a lake, Casteilla; the upper Têt valley comprises the departments westernmost third, with just over a tenth of the total population. To the south-east, the Tech valley and the Côte Vermeille contain nearly 100,000 inhabitants; the Agly basin in the north-east has much in common with neighboring areas of Aude. Llívia is a town of Cerdanya, province of Girona, Spain, that forms a Spanish exclave surrounded by French territory. Pyrénées-Orientales is a tourist destination. French is spoken by all the population. Minority languages in the region are Catalan and Occitan, which between them are estimated to be spoken by 34% of the population and understood by an additional 21%.
On 10 December 2007, the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales recognized Catalan as a regional language of the department, though French is still the only official language in France, according to the Constitution. The area is traditionally divided into comarques, of which five are Catalan-speaking and one is Occitan-speaking; the five Catalan-speaking comarques were part of the Kingdom of Majorca. The cuisine of Pyrénées-Orientales draws from the historical Catalan presence in the area, so dishes like paella, cargols à la llauna and calcots are prevalent in the restaurants at important dates such as the various saints' feast days and cultural festivals; the area is famous for its wine with the predominantly red grape varieties grown all over the department, regional specialities such as muscat de Rivesaltes and Banyuls are sold everywhere in the department. The geography of the area leads to a distinct divide in the cuisine of P-O; the mountainous area to the south has dishes using ingredients that grow there, products such as olives and goat's cheese.
Fish are very popular in the region with Collioure being famous for its anchovies, although fishing has declined due to the overall reduction of the fish stock in the Mediterranean sea. Places of interest include: Banyuls-sur-Mer, famous for its Grenache-based Banyuls wine, birthplace of Aristide Maillol. Céret, considered to be one of the birthplaces of cubism, hosts several museums among which the Musée d'Art Moderne. Collioure, considered to be one of the famous places of fauvism. Força Réal, ruined mountaintop fortress. Prades, site of the Catalan Summer University. Prats de Mollo, important defensive castle of the 17th century facing south to the Pyrenees. Salses, important defensive castle of the 16th century, on the ancient frontier with Spain. Pyrénées-Orientales has two notable sports teams: Catalans Dragons. Intercommunalities of the Pyrénées-Orientales department Mann, Jane. Almost all you need to know about the Pyrénées-Orientales. Saint-Estève: Presses littéraires. ISBN 978-2-35073-368-5.
OCLC 667612113. Cárdenas, Fabricio. 66 petites histoires du Pays Catalan. Perpignan: Ultima Necat. ISBN 978-2-36771-006-8. OCL
Bolquère is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Bolquère is located in the arrondissement of Prades. Bolquère railway station is the highest station on the SNCF network at an elevation of 1593m, it serves the Yellow Train exclusively. Mayors Communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department Jungfraujoch railway station INSEE City council website