Vazeilles-Limandre

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Vazeilles-Limandre
Vazeilles-Limandre is located in France
Vazeilles-Limandre
Vazeilles-Limandre
Coordinates: 45°06′51″N 3°41′57″E / 45.1142°N 3.6992°E / 45.1142; 3.6992Coordinates: 45°06′51″N 3°41′57″E / 45.1142°N 3.6992°E / 45.1142; 3.6992
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Le Puy-en-Velay
Canton Loudes
Government
 • Mayor (2008) Yves Tafin
Area1 11.72 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 249
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 43254 / 43320
Elevation 877–1,197 m (2,877–3,927 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 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.

Vazeilles-Limandre is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France in the region Auvergne.

Appellations[edit]

Vazeilles-Limandre (Vallilias is meaning " little valley" or "petite vallée" in French) has been known under various names through the centuries.

The distinction between Vazeilles-bas and Vazeilles-haut appeared during the 14th Century.

Vazeilles-bas: Villa inferior de Vazellas (1342); Vazellas inferior (1459); Vaselhas Bassas (1538)

Vazeilles-haut: Villa superior de Vazelhas (1347); Vazehlas Sobeyranas (1457)

Parochia de Vasilis (1470)

Vazaleiz (1511).

Vazeilles on the Map of Cassini (about 1769).

Geography[edit]

  • Location

Vazeilles-Limandre is a small village in the Haute-Loire (43) department, located at about twenty kilometres North-West from Puy-en-Velay and thirty kilometres South-East of Brioude.

  • The burg and its hamlets

The village is split in two parts, Vazeilles-bas and Vazeilles-haut.

In addition to the burg, the commune consists of the hamlets of Beauregard, Fressanges, Limandre, Ninirolles and Sauzet.

History[edit]

The discovery of archeological remains in the location of the commune shows a human presence at this time.

The first written documents doing reference to Vazeilles are the archives of Brioude. They present Vazeilles as a "villa" depending of the vicar area of Saint-Paulien. It is in 969.

Administration[edit]

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Vazeilles-Limandre
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 232 263 259 224 202 211 249
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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