Château of La Vigne
|Intercommunality||Pays de Salers|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Yves Bony|
|• Land1||23.11 km2 (8.92 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||28/km2 (74/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||15003 / 15700|
|Elevation||471–810 m (1,545–2,657 ft)
(avg. 720 m or 2,360 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allyçois or Allyçoises
Ally is located some 60 km south-west of Clermont-Ferrand and some 65 km south-east of Limoges in a straight line. It is at least 30 km from the nearest national highway and access is by district roads the most direct being the D680 which runs north-east from Pleaux and enters the western border of the commune. It goes directly to the town then turns to exit the commune south-east to join with the road D922. The D681 also comes south from Mauriac to the village and the D29 comes from Drugeac in the west by a circuitous route to the village.
The Auze river flows north forming the eastern and then the northern border of the commune before flowing into the Dordogne river south-west of Chalvignac. A number of streams feed this river from the commune including the Ruisseau de Peschaytou, Ruisseau de Terrieu, and Le Sione which forms part of the south-eastern border.
The commune is mostly farmland although with some mountain slopes and forests in the north.
There are quite a number of hamlets and villages in the commune. These are:
- Le Breuil
- Les Martres
- Le Peuch
- Le Pouget
- Le Puy Soutro
List of Successive Mayors of Ally
|2001||2014||Jean-Yves Bony||RPR then UMP||MP for Cantal's 2nd constituency General Counsel|
(Not all data is known)
In 2010, the commune had 658 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1] [Note 2]
Sites and monuments
- Château of La Vigne place inhabited by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and registered as a historical monument in 1991
- Church of Saint-Ferréol registered as a historical monument in 1987
- Communes of the Cantal department
- Ally on the National Geographic Institute website (French)
- Ally on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc.. , as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE