Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac

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Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac
Saint chely d aubrac.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac
Coat of arms
Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac is located in France
Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac
Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac
Coordinates: 44°35′29″N 2°55′19″E / 44.5914°N 2.9219°E / 44.5914; 2.9219Coordinates: 44°35′29″N 2°55′19″E / 44.5914°N 2.9219°E / 44.5914; 2.9219
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Fontanier
Area
 • Land1 78.65 km2 (30.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 549
 • Population2 density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 12214 / 12470
Elevation 560–1,405 m (1,837–4,610 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.

Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France about 7 kilometres from Aubrac.

Location[edit]

The town is in a large and beautiful green valley on the GR 65, the Way of Saint James pilgrim route. When travelling on the long distance footpath, Saint Chély d'Aubrac is the next town after Aubrac. Going down a wild, wooded valley, the walker discovers this little town in a large clearing and comes into the town by the old bridge with its pilgrim's cross, like the pilgrims of the past.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,034 —    
1800 2,383 +17.2%
1806 3,253 +36.5%
1821 3,326 +2.2%
1831 3,289 −1.1%
1836 3,044 −7.4%
1841 2,088 −31.4%
1846 1,994 −4.5%
1851 2,110 +5.8%
1856 1,873 −11.2%
1861 1,697 −9.4%
1866 1,809 +6.6%
1872 1,828 +1.1%
1876 1,815 −0.7%
1881 1,799 −0.9%
1886 1,867 +3.8%
1891 1,760 −5.7%
1896 1,590 −9.7%
1901 1,632 +2.6%
1906 1,600 −2.0%
1911 1,594 −0.4%
1921 1,272 −20.2%
1926 1,241 −2.4%
1931 1,149 −7.4%
1936 1,149 +0.0%
1946 1,082 −5.8%
1954 899 −16.9%
1962 820 −8.8%
1968 726 −11.5%
1975 606 −16.5%
1982 556 −8.3%
1990 547 −1.6%
1999 532 −2.7%
2008 549 +3.2%

Landscape[edit]

The town has been a member of the Natura 2000 network since August 2006. It hosts an annual chess festival.

Sights[edit]

Cooking[edit]

Annual chess festival[edit]

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