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Bagnères-de-Bigorre
A general view of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
A general view of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Coat of arms of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Canton La Haute-Bigorre
Intercommunality Haute-Bigorre
Area
1
125.86 km2 (48.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
7,602
 • Density 60.400/km2 (156.436/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bagnérais(e)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
65059 /65200
Elevation 440–2,872 m (1,444–9,423 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 ft)
Website www.ville-bagneresdebigorre.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography

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).

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

Climate

The climate of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.

Population

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

Bagnères-de-Bigorre has a population, in 2014, of 7,602, and its population density is of 60.4 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Administration

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is a subprefecture of the Hautes-Pyrénées department since 1790. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Bagnères-de-Bigorre and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton La Haute-Bigorre with 14 communes and 15,242 inhabitants in 2014.

It is part of the intercommunality Haute-Bigorre (French: Communauté de communes Haute-Bigorre).

Sister cities

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is twinned with:

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

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