Ajoux

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Ajoux
Ajoux Water Troughs
Ajoux Water Troughs
Location of Ajoux
Ajoux is located in France
Ajoux
Ajoux
Ajoux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Ajoux
Ajoux
Coordinates: 44°45′27″N 4°29′39″E / 44.7575°N 4.4942°E / 44.7575; 4.4942Coordinates: 44°45′27″N 4°29′39″E / 44.7575°N 4.4942°E / 44.7575; 4.4942
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentArdèche
ArrondissementPrivas
CantonPrivas
IntercommunalityPrivas Centre Ardèche
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Annick Rybus
Area
1
12.2 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
79
 • Density6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07004 /07000
Elevation393–1,068 m (1,289–3,504 ft)
(avg. 750 m or 2,460 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ajouxois or Ajouxoises[1]

Geography[edit]

Ajoux is located some 100 km south by south east of Lyon and 100 km north by north-east of Avignon. The south of the commune is traversed by the D122 road which runs west from the D104 in a circuitous route through the commune then north-west to Mezilhac. It is possible to access the hamlet of Blaizac from this road via small mountain roads. The D361 runs off this road to the north through the commune to Ajoux village. It continues through the village to join the D244 within the commune. The D244 links La Pervenche in the north-west by a circuitous route through the commune and continues east passing near the hamlet of Mauves and joining the D344 near Pranles. The D261 follows the Auzene next to the northern border but does not link to the commune.

In addition to Ajoux, there are only the small hamlets of Blaizac and Mauves.

The northern border of the commune is delineated by the Auzene river and many streams flow from the commune north to join this river including the Auzener which forms the western border of the commune. The Auzene with many more tributaries downstream eventually joins the Eyneux river which eventually joins the Rhone at La Voulte-sur-Rhône.

The commune appears mountainous with forests and wasteland. There are two quarries but no farming.[2]

Neighbouring communes and towns[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors of Ajoux[3][edit]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Pascal Dumoulin
2008 Current Annick Rybus DVG

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200490—    
200694+4.4%
200794+0.0%
200894+0.0%
200994+0.0%
201095+1.1%
201194−1.1%
201294+0.0%
201389−5.3%
201484−5.6%
201582−2.4%
201679−3.7%
Ajoux War Memorial

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The entry to Ajoux
Ajoux Church

The population of the town is relatively young. The number of people above the age of 60 years (19.1%) is lower than the national rate (21.8%) and the departmental level (26.8%). Like the national and departmental allocations, the female population of the municipality is higher than the male population. Rate (53.2%) is higher than the national rate (51.9%).

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

Ajoux Ajoux Ardèche Ardèche
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 22.7 18.0 18.7 16.9
15 to 29 Years 6.8 12.0 15.5 14.2
30 to 44 Years 20.5 24.0 20.2 19.2
45 to 59 Years 31.8 26.0 21.7 20.6
60 to 74 Years 13.6 18.0 15.7 16.0
75 to 89 Years 4.5 2.0 7.8 11.6
90 Years+ 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.5

Sources:

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [4][edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron EM 81.97
2012 François Hollande PS 69.62
2007 Ségolène Royal PS 52.24
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 94.67

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The best known is the Ajoux Rock.

(Not to be confused with the Roche d'Ajoux in the Rhône department)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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