A general view of Albepierre-Bredons
|Intercommunality||Hautes Terres Communauté|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Alain Vantalon|
|Area1||34.42 km2 (13.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||15025 /15300|
|Elevation||872–1,855 m (2,861–6,086 ft)
(avg. 1,050 m or 3,440 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arapiroux.
Albepierre-Bredons is some 100 km south by south-west of Clermont-Ferrand and about 20 km north-west of Saint-Flour. It can be accessed by district road D39 coming south-west from Murat and continuing south-west by a circuitous route to Saint-Martin-sous-Vigouroux. District road D239 also starts from the town and heads north-east to join the D16 road north of Laveissenet.
This town was incorporated in 1953 by the union of the ancient fief of Albepierre (which was part of Murat) and the parish of Bredons.
- Château de Benoire, a royal castle built by Saint Louis. It served as a travelling headquarters of the Bailiwick of the Mountains.
Or, a heart Gules, in chief Azure charged by a crescent Argent between two mullets of 5 points the same.
List of Successive Mayors of Albepierre-Bredons
(Not all data is known)
In 2010, the commune had 222 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]
Culture and heritage
The commune has one structure that is registered as an historical monument:
- A Fountain at Bredons (Middle Ages)
The commune has two religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:
- A Calvary in the public square in Bredons (15th century)
- The Chapel of Bredons contains 6 Candlesticks (17th century) which are registered as historical objects.
- The Priory contains a Statue: Saint John (16th century) which is registered as an historical object.
- The Church of Albepierre contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
- The Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons (11th century) The Church of Saint Pierre contains a very large number of items that are registered as historical objects including a Group Sculpture: Virgin in majesty (13th century) For a complete list of all the other items in the church with links to photos and descriptions (in French) click here.
- André-François Voulon, poet, storyteller, essayist, born in 1946 in Murat
- Alfred Jacomis, skier, champion of France in 1939, who also participated in the Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany in 1936 and the World Championships in Chamonix in 1937
- Eugene Martens, historian of the Second World War
- Jean-Louis Philippart, physicist.
- Jean Ajalbert, writer, member of the Académie Goncourt. Born in 1863 in Levallois-Perret, died in 1947 in Cahors, buried at Bredons
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , 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.
- Inhabitants of Cantal (in French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093427 Fountain (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093425 Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000012 6 Candlesticks (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000636 Statue: Saint John (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000598 Retable in the main Altar (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000031 Louis XV style Thurible (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000030 Reliquary Statue: Saint Timothy (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000029 Reliquary Statue: Saint Blaise (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000638 Ciborium (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM15001502 Sunburst Monstrance (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM15001440 Ciborium (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093426 Church of Saint Pierre of Bredons (in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000001 Group Sculpture: Virgin in majesty (in French)
- Albepierre-Bredons on the old National Geographic Institute website (in French)
- Albepierre-Bredons on Lion1906
- Albepierre and Bredoni on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Albepierre-Bredons on the INSEE website (in French)
- INSEE (in French)
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