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French Cerdagne is the northern half of Cerdagne that became French at the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, while the southern half remained Spanish (part of Catalonia). People in Catalonia often refer to French Cerdagne as Alta Cerdanya (i.e. "High Cerdagne"), but this name is not recognized in France. French Cerdagne has no particular status inside France, being just an area inside the département of Pyrénées-Orientales, contrary to the Spanish part of Cerdagne which is officially a Catalan comarca called Baixa Cerdanya (i.e. "Lower Cerdagne"). In France, people refer to the French part of Cerdagne as either Cerdagne française (i.e. "French Cerdagne"), or just Cerdagne. Alta Cerdanya or French Cerdanya (French Cerdagne) is an alternative name for the portion of historical Cerdanya, south of the top crest of the Pyrenees, that was ceded to the French crown by the Treaty of the Pyrenees (France and for this reason was chosen as the place to build... The Treaty of the Pyrenees was a treaty signed in 1659 to end the war between France and Spain that had begun in 1635 during the Thirty Years War. ... // Events May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth. ... Capital Barcelona Official languages Spanish and Catalan In Val dAran, also Aranese. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Baixa Cerdanya is a comarca (county) in northern Catalonia, in the France and with the principality of Andorra. ...


French Cerdagne has a land area of 539.67 km² (208.37 sq. miles). Population at the 1999 census was 12,035 inhabitants, which means a density of only 22 inh. per km² (58 inh. per sq. mile). To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


French Cerdagne is the sunniest place in France and for this reason was chosen as the place to build:

  • the solar oven of Odeillo (official site), used for high-temperature scientific experiments;
  • the Thémis experimental solar power plant (operated by EDF from 1983 to 1986); it is now decommissioned as a power plant, but is being used as a Cerenkov telescope for the detection of Gamma rays [1]

solar oven A solar oven or solar cooker is a way of harnessing the suns power to cook food. ... Électricité de France (EDF) is the main electricity generation and distribution company in France. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about electromagnetic radiation. ...

Communes

Population as of 1999 French census. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

  • Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes (Catalan: Angostrina) - pop. 549
  • Bolquère (Catalan: Bolquera) - pop. 730 (779 at 2004 census)
  • Bourg-Madame (Catalan: La Guingueta d’Ix) - pop. 1,166 (1,198 at 2004 census)
  • Dorres - pop. 219
  • Égat (Catalan Èguet) - pop. 494 (475 at 2004 census)
  • Enveitg (Catalan Enveig) - pop. 621
  • Err (Catalan Er) - pop. 551
  • Estavar - pop. 409
  • Eyne (Catalan Eina) - pop. 127 (161 at 2004 census)
  • Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via (Catalan Font-Romeu or Odelló i Vià) - pop. 2,003
  • La Cabanasse (Catalan La Cabanassa) - pop. 622 (756 at 2004 census)
  • Latour-de-Carol (Catalan La Tor de Querol) - pop. 367
  • Llo - pop. 133
  • Mont-louis (Catalan Montlluís) - pop. 270
  • Nahuja (Catalan Naüja) - pop. 63
  • Osséja (Catalan Osseja) - pop. 1,282
  • Palau-de-Cerdagne (Catalan Palau de Cerdanya) - pop. 424 (496 at 2004 census)
  • Planès (Catalan Planès) - pop. 27
  • Porta - pop. 98
  • Porté-Puymorens (Catalan Portè) - pop. 147
  • Saillagouse (Catalan Sallagosa) - pop. 820
  • Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats (Catalan Sant Pere dels Forcats) - pop. 213
  • Sainte-Léocadie (Catalan Santa Llocaia) - pop. 140
  • Targassonne (Catalan Targasona) - pop. 203 (194 at 2004 census)
  • Ur - pop. 308
  • Valcebollère (Catalan: Vallsabollera) - pop. 49

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See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Cerdagne - Definition, explanation (974 words)
Cerdagne (Catalan: Cerdanya; French: Cerdagne) is a small region of the eastern Pyrenees divided between France and Spain and which is historically one of the counties of Catalonia.
The county of Cerdagne bordered the counts of Urgell, the county of Barcelona, the county of Besalú, the county of Roussillon, and the county of Razès.
Cerdagne proper was split between Spain and France at the Treaty of the Pyrenees of 1659, with the north of Cerdagne becoming French, while the south of Cerdagne remained Spanish.
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