Aix-en-Diois

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Aix-en-Diois
Aix-en-Diois is located in France
Aix-en-Diois
Aix-en-Diois
Coordinates: 44°42′38″N 5°24′07″E / 44.7106°N 5.4019°E / 44.7106; 5.4019Coordinates: 44°42′38″N 5°24′07″E / 44.7106°N 5.4019°E / 44.7106; 5.4019
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Die
Canton Die
Intercommunality Diois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Angelo Vivenzio
Area1 16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 351
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26001 / 26150
Elevation 433–1,259 m (1,421–4,131 ft)
(avg. 444 m or 1,457 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aix-en-Diois is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

History[edit]

Aix-en-Diois belonged to the counts and later to the bishops of Die (twelfth century). Later, it belonged to the Princes of Orange, and finally to the La Tour du Pin family (seventeenth century). The commune contains the remains of Roman baths and the ruins of a 13th-century medieval castle with a polygonal enclosure and corner towers, rebuilt in the 16th century.[1] The castle hall dates from the 17th century and is the former summer residence of the Bishop of Die. The main church is the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 302 —    
1962 213 −29.5%
1968 200 −6.1%
1975 175 −12.5%
1982 196 +12.0%
1990 209 +6.6%
1999 255 +22.0%
2008 351 +37.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michèle Bois et Chrystèle Burgard, Fortifications et châteaux dans la Drôme, éditions Créaphis, 192 p, 2004

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