Bagnols-sur-Cèze

Bagnols-sur-Cèze (Occitan: Banhòus de Céser) is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie région in southern France.

Bagnols-sur-Cèze
The main square in Bagnols-sur-Cèze

Coat of arms
Location of Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Coordinates: 44°09′44″N 4°37′09″E
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonBagnols-sur-Cèze
IntercommunalityRhône Cèze Languedoc
Government
  Mayor (20102014) Jean-Christian Rey
Area
1
31.37 km2 (12.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
18,593
  Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30028 /30200
Elevation30–268 m (98–879 ft)
(avg. 47 m or 154 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

A small regional center, Bagnols-sur-Cèze was quite certainly a Roman town (the name of the town comes from the Latin balnearius meaning baths) before the main part was built in the 13th century around a central arcaded square that is still preserved today. At the same period, the regional market was installed here, undoubtedly contributing to its expansion.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17934,800    
18004,888+1.8%
18064,994+2.2%
18214,921−1.5%
18314,902−0.4%
18364,847−1.1%
18414,090−15.6%
18464,827+18.0%
18514,780−1.0%
18564,870+1.9%
18615,050+3.7%
18665,184+2.7%
18724,876−5.9%
18764,930+1.1%
18814,666−5.4%
18864,458−4.5%
18914,454−0.1%
18964,500+1.0%
19014,461−0.9%
19064,582+2.7%
19114,445−3.0%
19213,918−11.9%
19264,450+13.6%
19314,481+0.7%
19364,669+4.2%
19465,211+11.6%
19545,546+6.4%
196212,905+132.7%
196816,468+27.6%
197517,534+6.5%
198217,602+0.4%
199017,872+1.5%
199918,103+1.3%
200818,506+2.2%
201218,375−0.7%

Bagnols-sur-Ceze expanded steadily after the Marcoule nuclear center was created in 1956.

Sights

The old center of Bagnols-sur-Cèze retains its historic feel, with small streets and largely preserved architecture. Several façades are remarkable. The towns contains a notable museum of contemporary art, the Musée Albert-André, founded in 1868 as well as an archaeological museum with a collection of artifacts found mainly in nearby Roman sites.

The shoegaze music band named Alcest is from this city.

International relations

Twin towns – sister cities

Bagnols-sur-Cèze is twinned with:[2]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Villes jumelles". bagnolssurceze.fr (in French). Bagnols-sur-Cèze. Retrieved 2019-11-21.


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