Auriac-Lagast

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Auriac-Lagast
Auriac-Lagast Entry.JPG
Auriac-Lagast is located in France
Auriac-Lagast
Auriac-Lagast
Coordinates: 44°08′50″N 2°34′52″E / 44.1472°N 2.5811°E / 44.1472; 2.5811Coordinates: 44°08′50″N 2°34′52″E / 44.1472°N 2.5811°E / 44.1472; 2.5811
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Cassagnes-Bégonhès
Intercommunality Viaur Céor Lagast
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Yves Latieule
Area1 30.76 km2 (11.88 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 241
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 12015 / 12120
Elevation 574–930 m (1,883–3,051 ft)
(avg. 680 m or 2,230 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.

Auriac-Lagast is a French commune in the Aveyron department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aurigastois or Aurigastoises.[1]

Geography[edit]

A street in Auriac-Lagast

Auriac-Lagast is located some 27 km south of Rodez and 35 km north by north-east of Carmaux. Access to the commune is by the D522 road from Cassagnes-Bégonhès in the north-west which passes through the heart of the commune and the village and continues south-east to Durenque. The D25 passes inside the eastern border of the commune as it goes from Salmiech to Villefranche-de-Panat. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of:

  • Belle Sagne,
  • Belvezet,
  • La Cailholie,
  • Castanies,
  • La Garde,
  • Ginestous,
  • La Malborie,
  • Moncan,
  • Saint-Leon,
  • Le Roube,
  • La Roque,
  • Randan,
  • Les Salettes,

The commune is almost entirely farmland with a few forests.[2]

The Gladou river rises in the east of the commune and flows west forming part of the western border as it then flows north to join the Céar south of Cassagnes-Bégonhès. The Hunargues and the Ruisseau des Gazelles also rise in the commune and flow west to join the Gladou in the commune. The Ruisseau du Lagast rises in the south-eastern corner of the commune and forms most of the eastern border as it flows north to join the Céor. The Ruisseau de Miège Sole crosses the eastern arm of the commune and forms part of the northern border of the arm before continuing north to join the Ruisseau du Lagast just north of the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

Auriac-Lagast Community Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1833 1837 Etienne Moudon
1837 1838 Adolphe Bonnefous
1838 1848 Hercule Bonnefous
1848 1853 Marie Henri Régis Bonnefous
1853 1865 Raymond Seguret
1865 1883 Henri Urbain Molnier
2001 2008 Yves Letieule
2008 2014 Jean Garrigues
2014 2020 Yves Latieule

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 241 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
422 531 - - - 533 648 571 552
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
527 538 585 616 583 614 600 612 620
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
615 617 608 584 593 636 659 652 558
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
524 524 425 385 315 280 265 241 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Auriac-Lagast War Memorial
Population of Auriac-Lagast

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

Auriac-Lagast General View

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Auriac-Lagast and Aveyron Department in 2010

Auriac Auriac Aveyron Aveyron
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 11.8 14.6 16.7 15.0
15 to 29 Years 14.5 18.0 14.8 13.2
30 to 44 Years 12.7 10.6 18.6 17.4
45 to 59 Years 29.1 23.6 21.4 20.3
60 to 74 Years 14.5 16.3 17.4 17.8
75 to 89 Years 17.3 19.5 10.4 14.4
90 Years+ 0.0 1.6 0.6 1.8

Sources:

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Church of Saint-Léonard of Auriac
  • The Parish Church of Saint-Léonard of Auriac: its steeple was struck by lightning and restored.
  • Moncan (private area)
  • The Chateau of Randan (private property - owned by the family of Raymond Bonnefous)

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Bernard Destours, Cassanhas, Arviu, Auriac, Caumont, La Grand'Vila, Saumièg, Senta-Jaleda / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Cassanhas, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, Al canton collection, 240 pages, ill., cov. ill., 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-30-0, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 366930046 (Occitan) (French)

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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" allows, 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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