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Pomps is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in south-western France. An individual from Pomps is known as Pompsois.[1]

Geography

Pomps is located in the northeast of the département, and lies about 20 kilometers to the north of the cities of Béarn and Pau.

Transportation

Pomps is served by county roads (French: "routes départmentales") 945 and 946.

Neighboring Communities

History

Former Spellings of Pomps

The name of the commune of Pomps has appeared throughout time as Poms in the 14th century, and later, in the year 1443, as Pombs.[2]

Administration

Mayors of Pomps

Took Office Left Office Name Party Affiliation
1971 1995 Laurent Camguilem Unknown
1995 2008 Claude Forquet Unknown
2008 2014 Claude Forquet Unknown

Demographics

Population of Pomps by Year

Year Population
1793 311
1800 319
1806 378
1821 359
1831 415
1836 400
1841 414
1846 406
1851 401
1856 430
1861 389
1866 347
1872 346
1876 322
1881 345
1886 310
1891 308
1896 282
1901 293
1906 275
1911 266
1921 227
1926 208
1931 216
1936 222
1946 203
1954 211
1962 226
1968 197
1975 173
1982 173
1990 176
1999 179
2006 219
2007 225

For the purposes of the French Census, Pomps is considered a part of the Urban Area of Pau.

See also

References

  1. ^ Gentilé sur habitants.fr
  2. ^ Paul Raymond, Dictionnaire topographique Béarn-Pays basque