Aizac

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Aizac
A general view of Aizac
A general view of Aizac
Aizac is located in France
Aizac
Aizac
Coordinates: 44°42′55″N 4°19′44″E / 44.7153°N 4.3289°E / 44.7153; 4.3289Coordinates: 44°42′55″N 4°19′44″E / 44.7153°N 4.3289°E / 44.7153; 4.3289
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Largentière
Canton Antraigues-sur-Volane
Intercommunality Pays d'Aubenas-Vals
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Edmond Fargier
Area1 6.65 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 154
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07003 / 07530
Elevation 420–1,200 m (1,380–3,940 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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.

Aizac is a French commune in the Ardèche department in the Rhône-Alpes region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aizacois or Aizacoises[1]

Geography[edit]

Aizac is located some 30 km east of Langogne and 40 km west of Livron-sur-Drome close to the Mont d'Ardeche Regional National Park. Access to the commune is difficult with only three circuitous roads entering the commune. From Vals-les-Bains in the south the D578 goes north then left to the D243 which eventually comes close to the western border of the commune where there is a right turn to the D443 which enters the commune and joins the D254 at the village. The D254 road enters the commune from Labastide-sur-Besorgues in the north-west and continues through the commune exiting on the eastern side intersecting with the D578 which goes north and south. Other than small mountain roads no other roads enter the commune. The village is very small with only a few houses and there are a few other houses scattered through the commune.[2]

There are many streams throughout the commune such as the Ruiseau des Fuels, the Bise, the Coupe, the Rousses, the Ribeyres, and the Sandron most of which flow to the Ardeche river in the south.[2]

Neighbouring communes and towns[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Aizac[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Madeleine Jouanny DVG Mayor
2008 2020 Edmond Fargier Mayor

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010, the commune had 154 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
497 441 554 574 627 642 657 778 737
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
710 482 479 501 443 491 478 473 446
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
408 401 331 319 301 275 275 249 223
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
196 177 137 144 156 169 165 154 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Aizac

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The population of the town is relatively old. The rate of persons above the age of 60 years (28.9%) is significantly higher than the national rate (21.8%) and departmental level (26.8%). Like the national and departmental allocations, the female population of the municipality is higher than the male population. The rate (52.4%) is of the same order of magnitude as the national rate (51.9%).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Aizac and Ardèche Department in 2008

Aizac Aizac Ardèche Ardèche
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 15.2 16.1 18.7 16.9
15 to 29 Years 8.9 11.5 15.5 14.2
30 to 44 Years 13.9 19.5 20.2 19.2
45 to 59 Years 32.9 24.1 21.7 20.6
60 to 74 Years 19.0 17.2 15.7 16.0
75 to 89 Years 10.1 11.5 7.8 11.6
90 Years+ 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.5

Sources:

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • Remains of Aizac volcano
  • A Romanesque Church from the 11th century including a baptistry and font. The church has several items that are registered as historical objects:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Ardeche (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM07001310 Statue: Saint Roch (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM07001309 Statue: Virgin and child (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM07001308 Altar (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM07000456 Stoup (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM07000455 Baptismal font (French)

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