Romans-sur-Isère

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Romans-sur-Isère
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Romans-sur-Isère is located in France
Romans-sur-Isère
Romans-sur-Isère
Coordinates: 45°02′47″N 5°03′06″E / 45.0464°N 5.0517°E / 45.0464; 5.0517Coordinates: 45°02′47″N 5°03′06″E / 45.0464°N 5.0517°E / 45.0464; 5.0517
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Intercommunality Pays de Romans
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Berthollet
Area
 • Land1 33.08 km2 (12.77 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 33,440
 • Population2 density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26281 / 26100
Elevation 122–291 m (400–955 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 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.

Romans-sur-Isère or Romans (Occitan: Rumans d'Isèra;[1] Old Occitan: Romans) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Romans-sur-Isère is located on the Isère River, 18 km (11 mi) northeast of Valence. There are more than 50,000 inhabitants in the urban area (if the neighboring town of Bourg-de-Péage is included). Romans is close to the Vercors.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 5,742 —    
1800 6,473 +12.7%
1806 6,997 +8.1%
1821 8,837 +26.3%
1831 9,285 +5.1%
1836 9,972 +7.4%
1841 9,471 −5.0%
1846 9,958 +5.1%
1851 10,869 +9.1%
1856 11,219 +3.2%
1861 11,257 +0.3%
1866 11,524 +2.4%
1872 12,674 +10.0%
1876 12,923 +2.0%
1881 13,806 +6.8%
1886 14,733 +6.7%
1891 16,545 +12.3%
1896 16,702 +0.9%
1901 17,140 +2.6%
1906 17,622 +2.8%
1911 17,201 −2.4%
1921 17,054 −0.9%
1926 17,596 +3.2%
1931 18,957 +7.7%
1936 19,489 +2.8%
1946 15,972 −18.0%
1954 22,559 +41.2%
1962 26,377 +16.9%
1968 31,545 +19.6%
1975 33,030 +4.7%
1982 33,152 +0.4%
1990 32,734 −1.3%
1999 32,667 −0.2%
2008 33,440 +2.4%

Economy[edit]

History[edit]

  • Historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie wrote Carnaval de Romans (1980) a microhistorical study, based on the only two surviving eyewitness accounts, of the 1580 massacre of about twenty artisans at the annual carnival in the town. He treats the massacre as a microcosm of the political, social and religious conflicts of rural society in the latter half of the 16th century in France.

Sights[edit]

  • Collegiate church of St. Barnard
  • International Museum of Footwear
  • Tower of Jacquemart clock
Église Saint-Barnard

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Romans-sur-Isère is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BOUVIER Jean-Claude (1976) Les parlers provençaux de la Drôme. Étude de géographie phonétique, coll. Bibliothèque française et romane A-33, Paris: Klincksieck, pp. 445-518

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