Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

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Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Saint Bertrand de Comminges-01.jpg
Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
Coat of arms of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
Coat of arms
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is located in France
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
Administration
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Saint-Gaudens
Canton Bagnères-de-Luchon
Intercommunality Pyrénées Haut-Garonnaises
Mayor Marie-Claire Uchan-Delporte[1]
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 421–1,016 m (1,381–3,333 ft)
(avg. 719 m/2,359 ft)
Land area1 11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population2 243  (2014)
 - Density 22 /km2 (57 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31472/ 31510
Website Mairie
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 43°01′42″N 0°34′18″E / 43.0283°N 0.5716°E / 43.0283; 0.5716

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is a commune in southwestern France, part of the department of Haute-Garonne in the Occitanie region.

History[change | change source]

In 72 B.C. the Roman General Pompey, while on the way back to Rome after a military campaign in Spain, founded a Roman colony there named Lugdunum Convenarum.

In 1083, the knight Bertrand de l'Isle-Jourdain was named as Bishop of Comminges. He ordered the construction of the cathedral and of the Romanesque cloister. The place became used by pilgrims as a stage on the route to Santiago de Compostela.

Bertrand de l'Isle was canonised and became known as Saint-Bertrand in the 13th century and Lugdunum Convenarum became known as Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges.

Geography[change | change source]

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is on the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Comminges region at 18 km (11 mi) to the southwest of Saint-Gaudens. It is on the border with the Hautes-Pyrénées department.

The commune has an area of 11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 719 m (2,359 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 500 m (1,600 ft).[3]

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is the southwestern end of Haute-Garonne department and borders 8 other communes, six of them in the Hautes-Pyrénées department.

The Garonne river flows through the northeastern border of the commune; several of its tributaries, all small streams, flow through the commune.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges are known, in French, as Commingeois (women: Commingeoises).[5]

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges has a population, in 2014, of 243,[6] for a population density of 21.7 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Administration[change | change source]

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is part of the arrondissement of Saint-Gaudens, the Bagnères-de-Luchon canton and of the intercommunality Les Pyrénées Haut-Garonnaises (French: Communauté de communes des Pyrénées Haut-Garonnaises).[7]

People born at or related to Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges[change | change source]

Events[change | change source]

  • Festival international de musique du Comminges (pipe organ and religious music).[8]
  • Journée de la littérature jeunesse et de l'écrit de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges.[9]

Sites of interest[change | change source]

Some important buildings and places are:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mairie de Saint Bertrand de Comminges" (in French). Conseil-Général.com - Le portail des départements. http://www.conseil-general.com/local/mairies-villes-communes/mairie-saint-bertrand-de-comminges-31510.htm. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  2. "Commune de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (31472)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-31472. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. "Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges-31510/. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. "La ville de St-Bertrand-de-Comminges" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/mairie-saint-bertrand-de-comminges.html. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  5. "Habitants du départment: Haute-Garonne (31)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_departement_haute-garonne_31.html. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep31.pdf. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  7. "Commune de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (31472)" (in French). Géographie administrative et d'étude. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/metadonnees/cog/commune/COM31472-saint-bertrand-de-comminges. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  8. "Comminges Festival". Festival du Comminges. http://www.festival-du-comminges.com/en/. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  9. "Journée de la littérature jeunesse et de l'écrit" (in French). JLJE.org. https://www.jlje.org/. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

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