Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux

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Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
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Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux is located in France
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Coordinates: 44°48′23″N 4°37′19″E / 44.8064°N 4.6219°E / 44.8064; 4.6219Coordinates: 44°48′23″N 4°37′19″E / 44.8064°N 4.6219°E / 44.8064; 4.6219
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Privas
Intercommunality Eyrieux aux Serres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Valette
Area1 7.58 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 921
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07167 / 07360
Elevation 157–400 m (515–1,312 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.

Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.

The nearest towns are Privas and Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut.

History[edit]

The first records of a settlement can be dated back to the 12th century. Situated on the banks of the Eyrieux river (a tributary to the Rhône river), Les Ollières (as it is often shortened to by the local people) became a central location for the treatment and processing of silk in the early 18th century. The silk (and later different textiles) industry was to feature heavily in the surrounding area.

21st century[edit]

The village has now become a tourist location, attracting many Dutch, German, Swiss and English tourists to its many camp sites during the summer months. Although some tourists have started to renovate old cottages and set up permanent or holiday homes in the area.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 860 —    
1800 921 +7.1%
1806 905 −1.7%
1821 1,024 +13.1%
1831 1,138 +11.1%
1836 1,226 +7.7%
1841 1,205 −1.7%
1846 1,348 +11.9%
1851 1,467 +8.8%
1856 1,368 −6.7%
1861 1,405 +2.7%
1866 1,352 −3.8%
1872 1,431 +5.8%
1876 1,452 +1.5%
1881 1,387 −4.5%
1886 1,470 +6.0%
1891 2,309 +57.1%
1896 1,872 −18.9%
1901 1,920 +2.6%
1906 1,968 +2.5%
1911 1,272 −35.4%
1921 1,154 −9.3%
1926 1,194 +3.5%
1931 1,200 +0.5%
1936 1,110 −7.5%
1946 1,017 −8.4%
1954 993 −2.4%
1962 1,015 +2.2%
1968 960 −5.4%
1975 788 −17.9%
1982 793 +0.6%
1990 769 −3.0%
1999 797 +3.6%
2008 921 +15.6%

Transportation[edit]

For the people of Les Ollières a daily bus service runs to Valence and Privas.

See also[edit]

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