Thuir

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Thuir

Tuïr
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The town hall in Thuir
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Location of Thuir
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Thuir
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Thuir
Coordinates: 42°37′59″N2°45′26″E / 42.6331°N 2.7572°E / 42.6331; 2.7572 Coordinates: 42°37′59″N2°45′26″E / 42.6331°N 2.7572°E / 42.6331; 2.7572
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Les Aspres
Intercommunality Aspres
Government
  Mayor (20082014) René Olive
Area
1
19.90 km2 (7.68 sq mi)
Population
(2016-01-01)2 [1]
7,683
  Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
66210 /66300
Elevation78–243 m (256–797 ft)
(avg. 99 m or 325 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.

Thuir (Catalan Tuïr) 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

Thuir is located southwest of Perpignan, in the canton of Les Aspres and in the arrondissement of Perpignan. It is situated in a plain between the natural zones of the Aspres and the Riberal.

Perpignan Prefecture and commune in Occitanie, France

Perpignan is the prefecture of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in Southwest France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and County of Roussillon and continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Canton of Les Aspres is a French canton of Pyrénées-Orientales department, in Occitanie. At the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, the canton was created including 17 communes from the canton of Thuir, 4 from the canton of Céret and 1 from the canton of Toulouges. Its seat is in Thuir.

The arrondissement of Perpignan 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 39 communes.

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Map of Thuir and its surrounding communes

Population

Population 1962-2008 Population - Municipality code 66210.svg
Population 1962-2008

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References

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