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Lestelle-Bétharram
Lestelle-Bétharram is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.
Lestelle-Bétharram
Commune

General view of the sanctuaries of Bétharram

Coat of arms
Location of Lestelle-Bétharram
Lestelle-Bétharram
Lestelle-Bétharram
Coordinates: 43°07′51″N 0°12′30″W
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementPau
CantonVallées de l'Ousse et du Lagoin
IntercommunalityPays de Nay
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026)Jean-Marie Berchon[1]
Area18.63 km2 (3.33 sq mi)
Population (Jan. 2018)[2]828
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code64339 /64800
Elevation278–481 m (912–1,578 ft)
(avg. 294 m or 965 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French. (December 2008) Click [show] for important translation instructions.
History
In 1832, St. Michel Garicoits established the Society of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Betharram.
On 5 July 1940, Carl Einstein, German author, activist, and art critic, committed suicide here. An anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, he had been interned in France after the rebel Nationalist victory. Although he had escaped in the turmoil following the German invasion of France, he chose death as the solution to an impossible situation.[3]
Bétharram near 1840, by Eugène de Malbos.
See also
Communes of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department
References
  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Lester, David (2005). Suicide and the Holocaust. Nova Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-59454-427-9.
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