Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon

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Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon
Coat of arms of Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon
Coat of arms
Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon is located in France
Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon
Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon
Coordinates: 44°03′55″N 2°59′11″E / 44.0653°N 2.9864°E / 44.0653; 2.9864Coordinates: 44°03′55″N 2°59′11″E / 44.0653°N 2.9864°E / 44.0653; 2.9864
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Millau
Canton Millau-Ouest
Intercommunality Millau Grands Causses
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Prêtre
Area
 • Land1 47.73 km2 (18.43 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,673
 • Population2 density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 12225 / 12100
Elevation 340–782 m (1,115–2,566 ft)
(avg. 356 m or 1,168 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-Georges-de-Luzençon (in occitan : Sent Jòrdi) is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. The commune was part of the Rouergue province, where people communicated with a variation of the Occitan language, Rouergat.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 793 —    
1968 827 +4.3%
1975 777 −6.0%
1982 1,027 +32.2%
1990 1,144 +11.4%
1999 1,301 +13.7%
2008 1,673 +28.6%

Its inhabitants are called Saint-Georgiens.

Geography[edit]

The territory of the commune is a part of the South Massif Central. The village itself is nestled in the Cernon valley along the D992 road. The hearth of the village is composed of stonework basements following the forms of the Middle Ages fortress. The main avenue, lately built, welcomes the totality of the commerces. Finally, most of the village surface is occupied by little houses grouped in lots, on a typical contemporary style. In spite of the fact that the village is distant of a dozen kilometers from the nearby city of Millau, it continues to welcome families by reason of its intermediate position with Millau, Saint Affrique and the Roquefort cheese factories in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon.

History[edit]

Old settlement : Dolmens, fragments of pottery from the 4th century, barbarian cemetery in Briadels. Territory exchanged between the Rodez bishop and the Toulouse count, devastated by the Protestants of Las Ribes in the 16th century, and the ones of the Rohan duke in the 17th.

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