|surface||4.27 km 2|
|Residents||574 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||134 inhabitants / km 2|
Le Perthus ( El Pertús in Catalan ) is a French commune with 574 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Occitanie region in the foothills of the Pyrenees about 20 km west of the steep Mediterranean coast.
The village consists of two parts, the French part - an almost pure place to live - and the Spanish part, which consists almost entirely of shops where you can buy goods with tax privileges. This part called Els Límits is assigned to the Catalan municipality of La Jonquera .
Nearby is the 17th century Fort de Bellegarde fortress .
In Le Perthus, the motorway (A9 in F, AP-7 in E) crosses the LGV Perpignan – Figueres high-speed railroad at an acute angle , which runs underground in a good 8 km long tunnel. Both run roughly in a north-south direction, cross the state border here and represent high-level connections from France in the northeast to Spain in the southwest.
References and comments
- This widespread thesis is not historically secured. Compare: Le Col du Perthus in the French-language Wikipedia
- Fort de Bellegarde in the French language Wikipedia