|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Bernard Jonquières|
|• Land1||15.22 km2 (5.88 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||12003 / 12220|
|Elevation||223–541 m (732–1,775 ft)
(avg. 495 m or 1,624 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Albrégeois or Albrégeoises 
Les Albres is located some 15 km south-east of Figeac and 5 km west of Decazeville. It can be accessed on the D994 road from Asprières in the west, passing through the village and continuing south-east to Montbazens. There is also the D144 small and winding road from Bouillac in the north and the D22 road branching from the D5 in the east and coming to the village via a tortuous route. The commune is mostly farmland with about 30% of the area forested. There are several hamlets other than the village. These are:
- La Bastidie
- La Revelie
- Les Hens
- Les Parras
Numerous streams rise in the commune and mostly flow south-east. The Ruisseau de l'Estang forms the western border of the commune but most of the other streams are unnamed. There are a number of small lakes and ponds scattered through the commune
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
The commune existed in 1793 but in 1834 joined the commune of Asprières together with Vernet-le-Haut. In 1877 however it was separated again. In 1974 it joined the commune of Viviez but again in 1978 it separated.
In 2009, the commune had 342 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through 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]
- Father Augustin Brassac was born in Brayes hamlet in Les Albres commune in 1873 and was ordained a priest in 1896. Described later in the new edition of the Biblical Handbook by Father Vigouroux, Father Brassac was deemed by Rome to be too "modernist". All his writings were blacklisted in 1923. Barred from teaching, he was appointed curate at Saint-Supice and he died in 1941. He was partly rehabilitated in 1943 by the encyclical Divino afflante which authorized the historical-critical method in Catholic theology.
- Communes of the Aveyron department
- Cantons of the Aveyron department
- Arrondissements of the Aveyron department
- Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Jacques Dournes, Capdenac, Los Aures, Asprièras, Balaguièr, Bolhac, Causse-e-Diège, Foissac, Naussac, Salas, Sonnac / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Capdenac, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, A1 canton collection, 240 pages, ill., cov. ill. 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-23-8, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 36688708h (Occitan) (French)
- Les Albres on Lion1906
- Les Albres on Google Maps
- Les Albres on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- les Arbres on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Les Albres on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- 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" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities 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.