Lourdes

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Lourdes
Lourdes wi the Rosary Basilica
Lourdes wi the Rosary Basilica
Coat o airms o Lourdes
Coat o airms
Kintra Fraunce
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Depairtment Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Argelès-Gazost
Canton Lourdes-Est
Lourdes-Ouest
Intercommunality Pays de Lourdes
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Artiganave
Area
 • Land1 36.94 km2 (14.26 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 15,491
INSEE/Postal code 65286
Elevation 343–960 m (1,125–3,150 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 withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Lourdes (pronunciation: [luʀd]; Lorda in Occitan, pron. ['lurðɔ]) is a smaa mercat toun lyin in the fithills o the Pyrenees.

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Twin towns - sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lourdes is twinned wi:[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Association of Towns awarded The Europe Prize". www.czestochowa.um.gov.pl. Retrieved 10 October 2009.