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Ajoux Water Troughs
Ajoux Water Troughs
Ajoux is located in France
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
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Privas
Intercommunality Privas Centre Ardèche
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Annick Rybus
Area1 12.2 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 84
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 07004 /07000
Elevation 393–1,068 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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]


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]


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors of Ajoux[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Pascal Dumoulin
2008 2020 Annick Rybus

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 95 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]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
494 569 592 620 561 551 558 555 553
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
526 513 564 482 477 506 524 492 494
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
484 438 376 322 295 278 283 245 161
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 2010
133 115 90 79 71 89 94 94 95

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

Ajoux War Memorial
Population of Ajoux

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


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]


  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] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., 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 on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


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