Place:Pyrénées-Orientales, France

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NamePyrénées-Orientales
Alt namesPirineus Orientalssource: Wikipedia
Pyrenees-Orientalessource: FDA Worksheet
Pyrénées-Orientalessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeDépartement
Coordinates42.5°N 2.333°E
Located inFrance
Also located inLanguedoc-Roussillon, France    
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Ille-sur-Têt
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Lesquerde
Llauro
Llupia
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Matemale
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Montauriol
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Pyrénées-Orientales is a department of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. It also surrounds the tiny Spanish exclave of Llívia, and thus has two distinct borders with Spain.

History

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Prior to the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, most of the present department was part of the former Principality of Catalonia, within the Kingdom of Spain, so the majority of it has historically been Catalan-speaking, and it is still sometimes referred to as Northern Catalonia.

The modern department was created early during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790, through the application of a law dated 22 December 1789. Pyrénées-Orientales corresponds almost exactly to the pre-Revolutionary province of Roussillon, but it also includes Fenolheda, a small piece of territory which had formerly been on the southern edge of Languedoc. See also: French Cerdagne.

Invaded by Spain in April 1793, the area was recaptured thirteen months later during the War of the Roussillon.

During the nineteenth century, Pyrénées-Orientales proved one of the most consistently republican departments in France. The intellectual and republican politician François Arago, who, during the early months of the short-lived Second Republic in 1848, was briefly de facto Head of state, came from Estagel in the east of the department.

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