Coordinates: 43°03′54″N 0°09′02″E / 43.065°N 0.1506°E / 43.065; 0.1506
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A general view of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
A general view of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Coat of arms of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Location of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Bagnères-de-Bigorre is located in France
Bagnères-de-Bigorre is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°03′54″N 0°09′02″E / 43.065°N 0.1506°E / 43.065; 0.1506
CantonLa Haute-Bigorre
 • Mayor (2013–2020) Jean Bernard Sempastous
125.86 km2 (48.59 sq mi)
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
65059 /65200
Elevation440–2,872 m (1,444–9,423 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bagnères-de-Bigorre (Occitan: Banhèras de Bigòrra) is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the Occitanie region, southwestern France.

Name of the city[change | change source]

In the Middle Ages, the city had the name Aquae Convenarum or Vicus Aquensis ("City of the Waters").[1] The current name is formed from the Occitan Banheras ("baths") and the name of the region, Bigorre.

Geography[change | change source]

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is in the Bigorre region, in the Pyrenees foothills; the commune is where the valley of the Adour is in contact with the Campan valley.

It has an area of 125.86 km2 (49 sq mi) and its average altitude is 550 m (1,800 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 550 m (1,800 ft).[2]

Bagnères-de-Bigorre and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune de Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Bagnères-de-Bigorre are known, in French, as Bagnérais (women: Bagnéraises).[3]

Bagnères-de-Bigorre has a population, in 2014, of 7,602,[4] and its population density is of 60.4 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Administration[change | change source]

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is a subprefecture of the Hautes-Pyrénées department since 1790. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Bagnères-de-Bigorre and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton La Haute-Bigorre with 14 communes and 15,242 inhabitants in 2014.

It is part of the intercommunality Haute-Bigorre (French: Communauté de communes Haute-Bigorre).

Sister cities[change | change source]

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is twinned with:[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Un peu d'Histoire ..." (in French). Ville de Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  2. "Bagnères-de-Bigorre". Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. "Habitants du départment: Bagnères-de-Bigorre (65200)" (in French). Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. "Jumelages" (in French). Mairie de Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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