Avignonet

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Avignonet
Monteynard Lake on the border with Monteynard
Monteynard Lake on the border with Monteynard
Avignonet is located in France
Avignonet
Avignonet
Coordinates: 44°57′35″N 5°39′28″E / 44.9597°N 5.6578°E / 44.9597; 5.6578Coordinates: 44°57′35″N 5°39′28″E / 44.9597°N 5.6578°E / 44.9597; 5.6578
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Monestier-de-Clermont
Intercommunality Canton de Monestier de Clermont
Government
 • Mayor (2007–2020) Jérôme Fauconnier
Area1 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 214
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38023 / 38650
Elevation 362–825 m (1,188–2,707 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.

Avignonet is a French commune in the Isère department in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avignonetins or Avignonetines.[1]

Geography[edit]

Avignonet is located some 25 km south of Grenoble and 8 km north of Monestier-de-Clermont. Access to the commune is by the A51 autoroute (E712) which passes south through the western arm of the commune and has Exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13  Sinard on the commune border. Access to the village is by road D110A from Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze in the north which comes down the western border of the commune to the village. The D110C goes east from Sinard to the dam through the south of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Cros and Le Mas in the south-east. There are large forests in the east of the commune with the rest of the commune farmland.[2]

The eastern border of the commune is entirely formed by the Drac river and the large artificial Monteynard lake formed by the dam on the Drac river. Several streams rise in the commune and flow east to the lake including the Ruisseau d'Aiguettas, the Ruisseau de Mitraire, the Ruisseau de la Proche, and the Ruisseau des Vaux which forms part of the northern border.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2007 Camille Chatelard
2007 2020 Jérôme Fauconnier

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 214 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
281 279 291 280 262 285 306 259 262
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
247 271 266 280 270 233 230 219 209
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
376 209 203 136 132 143 129 110 112
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
951 102 87 132 146 189 218 214 -

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

Footbridge over the Drac
Population of Avignonet

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Dam across the Drac

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet with its Dam and Hydro-electricity plant.
  • Ruins of the Chateau d'Ars
  • The Chateau des marceaux from the 17th century
Former Chateaux
  • Chateau La Cluse
  • Chateau des seigneurs du Gua

See also[edit]

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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