A street in Anglars-Saint-Félix
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Dominique Rouquette|
|Area1||22.22 km2 (8.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (78/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||12008 / 12390|
|Elevation||446–615 m (1,463–2,018 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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 Anglélixois or Anglélixoises
Anglars-Saint-Félix is located some 20 km north-east of Villefranche-de-Rouergue and 30 km west by north-west of Rodez. It can be accessed by road D1 from Lanuéjouls to the village which then continues to the eastern border of the commune where it changes to the D994 and continues east to Rodez. There is also the D61 road from Prévinquières in the south to the village then continuing north to join the D994 west of Roussennac. The D156 also goes from the village to Privezac in the west. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of:
- La Bezonie
- La Bonnaurie
- Le Bruel
- La Carreyrie
- La Remise
- Le Tronc
The rest of the commune is entirely farmland.
The commune is traversed by the Alzou river through the centre from east to west. Many tributaries join the Alzou including the Ruisseau de la Besade from the north, the Ruisseau de Filloise and the Ruisseau de Carbonnieres from the south.
List of Successive Mayors
- Mayors from 1929
|2005||2020||Dominique Rouquette||DVD then UDI|
(Not all data is known)
In 2009 the commune had 671 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Sites and Monuments
- The Church of Saint Clair has three items that are registered as historical objects:
Cultural events and festivities
The village fair is held on the first Sunday of June.
For 23 years, as part of its votive festival, the village of Anglars has transformed into a living museum. 250 extras dress at this time for an afternoon to reenact life a century ago. There is also the revival of old crafts, scenes of life, typical characters in the life of a village, teams of oxen, horses, baking bread etc. To see this reconstruction viewers move through the village from scene to scene and at any time can become actors. Admission is free.
In 2013 about 7,000 people came to the festival with 5,000 on the Sunday. Each time of year had its activities: haymaking and threshing in summer; cider, chestnuts and corn in the autumn; in the evening: frittons and hemp work in winter, sheep shearing and Palm Sunday blessings in spring. Fifty skits depict these events and also old trades and essential works that are made every year. The musical program is varied throughout the weekend: traditional dancing and a concert with Brick a drac (Festive Occitan) on Friday, banda and dancing with the band Utopia (variety rock) on Saturday, and Escloupeto (folk group) accordion orchestra with David Firmin and a recital by Andre Roques (the author of "My Aveyron") with their singer on Sunday. All concerts are free including the show on Sunday.
- Photos from the 18th Anglars Fair (2008) (French)
- Anglars-Saint-Félix on the National Geographic Institute website (French)
- Anglars-Saint-Félix on Lion1906
- Anglars-Saint-Félix on Google Maps
- Anglars-Saint-Félix on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Anglars and St. Felix de Rignac on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Anglars-Saint-Félix 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 communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.
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