Tain-l'Hermitage

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Tain-l'Hermitage
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Coat of arms of Tain-l'Hermitage
Coat of arms
Tain-l'Hermitage is located in France
Tain-l'Hermitage
Tain-l'Hermitage
Coordinates: 45°04′18″N 4°50′35″E / 45.0717°N 4.8431°E / 45.0717; 4.8431Coordinates: 45°04′18″N 4°50′35″E / 45.0717°N 4.8431°E / 45.0717; 4.8431
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Canton Tain-l'Hermitage
Intercommunality Pays de l'Hermitage
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gibert Bouchet
Area
 • Land1 4.85 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,917
 • Population2 density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26347 / 26600
Elevation 115–280 m (377–919 ft)
(avg. 125 m or 410 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.

Tain-l'Hermitage is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the left bank of the Rhône River, opposite Tournon-sur-Rhône, which is located in Ardèche.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,432 —    
1800 1,410 −1.5%
1806 1,494 +6.0%
1821 1,853 +24.0%
1831 2,340 +26.3%
1836 2,338 −0.1%
1841 2,459 +5.2%
1846 2,541 +3.3%
1851 2,647 +4.2%
1856 2,726 +3.0%
1861 2,782 +2.1%
1866 2,822 +1.4%
1872 3,100 +9.9%
1876 2,860 −7.7%
1881 2,893 +1.2%
1886 3,038 +5.0%
1891 3,085 +1.5%
1896 2,928 −5.1%
1901 3,148 +7.5%
1906 3,227 +2.5%
1911 3,062 −5.1%
1921 2,938 −4.0%
1926 3,213 +9.4%
1931 3,427 +6.7%
1936 3,748 +9.4%
1946 3,913 +4.4%
1954 4,044 +3.3%
1962 5,077 +25.5%
1968 5,377 +5.9%
1975 5,563 +3.5%
1982 5,387 −3.2%
1990 5,003 −7.1%
1999 5,503 +10.0%
2008 5,917 +7.5%

Economy[edit]

A notable wine producing commune, wines include Hermitage AOC and Crozes-Hermitage AOC, Cornas AOC. The red wines are produced from Syrah, and the whites from Marsanne and/or Roussanne. Tain-l'Hermitage is home to a large number of wineries, including Maison M. Chapoutier, Caves de Tain and Paul Jaboulet Âiné, as well as many smaller domaines.

International relations[edit]

The commune is twinned with:

Church of St. Vincent

See also[edit]

References[edit]