Tournon-sur-Rhône

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Tournon-sur-Rhône
Tournon-sur-Rhône - Ardèche.JPG
Coat of arms of Tournon-sur-Rhône
Coat of arms
Tournon-sur-Rhône is located in France
Tournon-sur-Rhône
Tournon-sur-Rhône
Coordinates: 45°04′05″N 4°50′00″E / 45.0681°N 4.8333°E / 45.0681; 4.8333Coordinates: 45°04′05″N 4°50′00″E / 45.0681°N 4.8333°E / 45.0681; 4.8333
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Tournon-sur-Rhône
Canton Tournon-sur-Rhône
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Sausset
Area
 • Land1 21.01 km2 (8.11 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 10,607
 • Population2 density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07324 / 07300
Elevation 115–508 m (377–1,667 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 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.

Tournon-sur-Rhône (French: [tuʁ.nɔ̃.syʁ.ʁon]) is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the right bank of the Rhône River, opposite Tain-l'Hermitage, which is located in the Drôme département.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 3,300 —    
1800 3,419 +3.6%
1806 3,984 +16.5%
1821 3,555 −10.8%
1831 3,971 +11.7%
1836 4,174 +5.1%
1841 4,740 +13.6%
1846 4,807 +1.4%
1851 4,861 +1.1%
1856 4,918 +1.2%
1861 5,252 +6.8%
1866 5,509 +4.9%
1872 5,390 −2.2%
1876 6,083 +12.9%
1881 5,092 −16.3%
1886 5,286 +3.8%
1891 5,146 −2.6%
1896 5,344 +3.8%
1901 5,174 −3.2%
1906 5,003 −3.3%
1911 4,719 −5.7%
1921 5,037 +6.7%
1926 5,043 +0.1%
1931 5,332 +5.7%
1936 5,658 +6.1%
1946 5,798 +2.5%
1954 6,785 +17.0%
1962 6,878 +1.4%
1968 7,858 +14.2%
1975 8,732 +11.1%
1982 9,099 +4.2%
1990 9,546 +4.9%
1999 9,946 +4.2%
2008 10,607 +6.6%

Sights[edit]

  • Château de Ventadour, ruined castle
  • The Pont Grand (Great Bridge) features a span of 49.20 m, one of the largest bridge arches in the world before 1600.

Twin towns[edit]

Tournon-sur-Rhône is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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