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Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole

The 36 Communes

City of Baho

The commune of Baho is located in the Ribéral region, on the left bank of the Têt, and is a wine and market-garden village. The village has an important network of irrigation channels. To the north it is limited by the garrigue, a hill dedicated to vineyards and dotted with groves, and the last agricultural land is located in the south of the commune, near the Têt.

The area of the commune is 790 hectares and its altitude varies between 39 and 90 metres.

The story

The first mention of Baho dates back to 843 in a judgement given before the court of Sunyer I, Count of Roussillon. In 988, Oliva, Count of Cerdanya and Besalu donated the Baso land to the Abbey of Saint Michel de Cuixa. The monks then undertook a remarkable task of developing the land by creating a vast network of canals and agouilles which still mark the territory. In the heart of the village there are still the remains of the fort and its medieval cellera: a quadrangular fortification inside which barns and granaries were built to protect the crops from looting.



Number of inhabitants

The city of Baho has about 3 385 inhabitants. Its inhabitants are called Bahotencs.

The Romanesque church with a single nave

The church has a wall belfry with three semicircular openings: two on the first level which contain the bells, and a third above, centred between the first two. This bell tower, which has a staircase-shaped cut-out, has a small gable roof.