Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans

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Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans

Sant Llorenç de Cerdans
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The village and its church
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Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans
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Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans
Coordinates: 42°23′12″N2°36′50″E / 42.3867°N 2.6139°E / 42.3867; 2.6139 Coordinates: 42°23′12″N2°36′50″E / 42.3867°N 2.6139°E / 42.3867; 2.6139
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Le Canigou
Intercommunality Haut Vallespir
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Louis Caseilles
Area
1
45.08 km2 (17.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
1,154
  Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66179 /66260
Elevation382–1,305 m (1,253–4,281 ft)
(avg. 675 m or 2,215 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans (Catalan : Sant Llorenç de Cerdans) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Catalan language Romance language

Catalan is a Western Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the medieval Principality of Catalonia, in northeastern modern Spain. It is the only official language of Andorra, and a co-official language of the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencia. It also has semi-official status in the Italian comune of Alghero. It is also spoken in the eastern strip of Aragon, in some villages of Region of Murcia called Carche and in the Pyrénées-Orientales department of France. These territories are often called Països Catalans or "Catalan Countries".

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Pyrénées-Orientales Department of France

Pyrénées-Orientales, also known as Northern Catalonia, is a department of Occitanie adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. It also surrounds the tiny Spanish exclave of Llívia, and thus has two distinct borders with Spain.

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Geography

Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans is located in the canton of Le Canigou and in the arrondissement of Céret.

The canton of Le Canigou is an administrative division of the Pyrénées-Orientales department, in southern France. It was created at the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. Its seat is in Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda.

The arrondissement of Céret is an arrondissement of France in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Occitanie region. Since the January 2017 reorganization of the arrondissements of Pyrénées-Orientales, it has 64 communes.

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Map of Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans and its surrounding communes

Government and politics

Mayors

MayorTerm startTerm end
Jacques Roitg20082014
Louis Caseilles2014

Population

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Population 1962-2008

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.