Balsac, Aveyron

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Balsac
Balsac is located in France
Balsac
Balsac
Coordinates: 44°24′14″N 2°26′45″E / 44.4039°N 2.4458°E / 44.4039; 2.4458Coordinates: 44°24′14″N 2°26′45″E / 44.4039°N 2.4458°E / 44.4039; 2.4458
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Marcillac-Vallon
Intercommunality Causse et Vallon de Marcillac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Daniel Raynal
Area1 15.57 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 611
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 12020 / 12510
Elevation 374–606 m (1,227–1,988 ft)
(avg. 577 m or 1,893 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Balsacois or Balsacoises.[1]

Geography[edit]

Balsac is located some 10 km north-west of Rodez and 8 km south-east of Saint-Christophe-Vallon, immediately west of Rodez–Marcillac Airport. Access to the commune is by the D598 which branches off the D57 west of the commune and passes through the village continuing to join the D840 south-east of the commune. The D626 goes north-east from the village to join the D840. The commune is entirely farmland.[2]

The Ruisseau des Parranies and its tributary the Ruisseau du Sauvage rise in the south of the commune and flow west then north-west, forming part of the western border of the commune, to join the Ruisseau de l'Ady west of the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1866 1868 Louis Bernat
1868 1874 Auguste Bernat
1874 1881 Théophile Guizot
1881 1888 Adrien Vareilles
1888 1907 Auguste Bernat
1907 1908 Joseph Sanhes
1908 1911 Ernest Mercadier
1911 1912 Etienne Malaterre
1912 1919 Henri Molinier
1919 1925 Théophile Palayret
1925 1935 Casimir Molinie
1935 1945 Etienne Bonnefous
1945 1947 Marcel Palayret
1947 1977 Etienne Bonnefous
1977 1995 François Pons
1995 2008 Alain Gabriac
2008 2020 Daniel Raynal

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 611 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
591 461 - - - - - - -
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - 595 569 605 648 633 612 563
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
536 520 481 434 407 411 402 400 361
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
346 328 347 407 411 501 565 611 -

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


Population of Balsac

Sites and monuments[edit]

There are two sites which are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Ruins of the old Priory of Sauvage (13th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • A Chateau of Balsac (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5] belonged to the Glandières family then the Faramond family, and finally sold by them in 1780 to a citizen of Rodez called Grailhe.
  • The Parish Church contains three items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Statue: Virgin and child (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[6]
    • A Statue: Saint Antoine (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Statue: Saint Foy (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by José Monestier, Marcilhac, Balsac, Claravals, Moret, Muret, Nòuviala, Prunas, Salas-Comtals, Sent-Cristòfa, Valadin / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Marcilhac, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 2001, Al canton collection, 392 pages, ill., cov. ill.; 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-52-1, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 38803935q (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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aveyron (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093961 Ruins of the old Priory of Sauvage (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA12000040 Chateau (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM12000016 Statue: Virgin and child (French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM12000018 Statue: Saint Antoine (French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM12000017 Statue: Saint Foy (French)Camera aabb.svg