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General view of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
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Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Canton Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Intercommunality Haute-Bigorre
Mayor Jean-Bernard Sempastous
Elevation 440–2,872 m (1,444–9,423 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 ft*)
Land area1 125.86 km2 (48.59 sq mi)
Population2 7,769  (2012)
 - Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65059/ 65200
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°03′54″N 0°09′02″E / 43.065°N 0.1506°E / 43.065; 0.1506

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

Name of the city

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


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).

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


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

Bagnères-de-Bigorre has a population, in 2012, of 7,769, and its population density is of 61.7 inhabitants/km2.

Sister cities

Tarbes is twinned with:

  • Spain Alhama de Granada, Spain
  • Italy Granarolo dell'Emilia, Italy
  • Germany Tutzing, Germany

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