Lourdes is a large town in the French . It is a global centre of Marian pilgrimage, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Many Catholics believe that the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared 18 times at the Grotto to a young girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 14,000
  • Postal codes: 65100 – 65108 CEDEX
  • United Nations Location Code: FR LDE
  • Name during the French Revolution: La Montagne
  • Latitude: 43° 6' (43.1°) north
  • Longitude: 0° 3' (0.05°) west
  • Elevation: 416 meters (1365 feet)
  • Wikidata: Lourdes
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Arabic: لورد, Aragonese: Lorda, Basque: Lurda, Belarusian: Горад Лурд, Bishnupriya: লোউর্ডেস, Breton: Lourd, Catalan: Lorda, Chinese: 盧爾德, Czech: Lurdy, French: Lourdes, German: Lourdes, Italian: Lourdes, Japanese: ルルド, Korean: 루르드, Latin: Lorda, Lithuanian: Lurdas, Occitan (post 1500): Lorda, Persian: لوردس, Portuguese: Lourdes, Russian: Лурд, Slovak: Lurdy, Slovenian: Lurd, Spanish: Lourdes, Ukrainian: Лурд, Western Frisian: Loerdes

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