Aix-en-Diois

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Aix-en-Diois
Location of Aix-en-Diois
Aix-en-Diois is located in France
Aix-en-Diois
Aix-en-Diois
Aix-en-Diois is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Aix-en-Diois
Aix-en-Diois
Coordinates: 44°42′38″N 5°24′07″E / 44.7106°N 5.4019°E / 44.7106; 5.4019Coordinates: 44°42′38″N 5°24′07″E / 44.7106°N 5.4019°E / 44.7106; 5.4019
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementDie
CantonLe Diois
CommuneSolaure-en-Diois
Area
1
16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
465
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
26150
Elevation433–1,259 m (1,421–4,131 ft)
(avg. 444 m or 1,457 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aix-en-Diois (French pronunciation: ​[ɛks ɑ̃ djwa]) is a former commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Solaure-en-Diois.[2]

History[edit]

Aix-en-Diois belonged to the counts and later to the bishops of Die (twelfth century). Later, it belonged to the Princes of Orange, and finally to the La Tour du Pin family (seventeenth century). The commune contains the remains of Roman baths and the ruins of a 13th-century medieval castle with a polygonal enclosure and corner towers, rebuilt in the 16th century.[3] The castle hall dates from the 17th century and is the former summer residence of the Bishop of Die. The main church is the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006330—    
2007341+3.3%
2008351+2.9%
2009359+2.3%
2010357−0.6%
2011357+0.0%
2012358+0.3%
2013358+0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 18 December 2015 (in French)
  3. ^ Michèle Bois et Chrystèle Burgard, Fortifications et châteaux dans la Drôme, éditions Créaphis, 192 p, 2004

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