Condorcet, Drôme

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Condorcet
Coat of arms of Condorcet
Coat of arms
Condorcet is located in France
Condorcet
Condorcet
Coordinates: 44°24′31″N 5°12′03″E / 44.4086°N 5.2008°E / 44.4086; 5.2008Coordinates: 44°24′31″N 5°12′03″E / 44.4086°N 5.2008°E / 44.4086; 5.2008
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Nyons
Canton Nyons
Intercommunality Val d'Eygues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrick Coullet
Area1 22.44 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 474
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26103 / 26110
Elevation 301–1,217 m (988–3,993 ft)
(avg. 337 m or 1,106 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.

Condorcet is a commune in the Drôme department in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Condorcet is roughly 10 km (6.2 mi) north-east of the town of Nyons.

History[edit]

The history of Condorcet begins in late antiquity. An old local tradition holds that the ancient, ruined part of the village was once occupied by a forest sacred to druids. The monks of Cluny Abbey founded a priory in Condorcet in the 10th century. The counts of Die (Drôme) were the lords of Condorcet from the earliest days of feudalism.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 495 —    
1962 222 −55.2%
1968 224 +0.9%
1975 252 +12.5%
1982 340 +34.9%
1990 386 +13.5%
1999 447 +15.8%
2008 474 +6.0%

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