Cornas

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For the wine, see Cornas AOC.
Cornas
The church and surroundings in Cornas
The church and surroundings in Cornas
Coat of arms of Cornas
Coat of arms
Cornas is located in France
Cornas
Cornas
Coordinates: 44°57′40″N 4°51′00″E / 44.9611°N 4.85°E / 44.9611; 4.85Coordinates: 44°57′40″N 4°51′00″E / 44.9611°N 4.85°E / 44.9611; 4.85
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Tournon-sur-Rhône
Canton Saint-Péray
Intercommunality Valence Major and Rhône Crussol
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Élios Bernard Giné
Area1 8.33 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,255
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07070 / 07130
Elevation 98–492 m (322–1,614 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.

Cornas is a commune in the département of Ardèche in the Rhône-Alpes region in southern France. The name is Celtic for "burnt land."

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 643 —    
1968 717 +11.5%
1975 1,007 +40.4%
1982 1,563 +55.2%
1990 2,102 +34.5%
1999 2,082 −1.0%
2008 2,255 +8.3%

Economy[edit]

The region is famous for wine, which is designated Cornas AOC.

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