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Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
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
Location within Occitanie region
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°01′42″N 0°34′18″E / 43.0283°N 0.5716°E / 43.0283; 0.5716Coordinates: 43°01′42″N 0°34′18″E / 43.0283°N 0.5716°E / 43.0283; 0.5716
IntercommunalityPyrénées Haut-Garonnaises
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Marie-Claire Uchan-Delporte[1]
11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
31472 /31510
Elevation421–1,016 m (1,381–3,333 ft)
(avg. 719 m or 2,359 ft)
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.

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-Géné - Le portail des départements. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  2. "Commune de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (31472)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. "Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges". Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. "La ville de St-Bertrand-de-Comminges". (in French). Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  5. "Habitants du départment: Haute-Garonne (31)" (in French). Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  7. "Commune de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (31472)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  8. "Comminges Festival". Festival du Comminges. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  9. "Journée de la littérature jeunesse et de l'écrit" (in French). Retrieved 14 March 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]