Alrance

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Alrance
The town hall and church in Alrance
The town hall and church in Alrance
Location of Alrance
Alrance is located in France
Alrance
Alrance
Alrance is located in Occitanie
Alrance
Alrance
Coordinates: 44°07′57″N 2°41′03″E / 44.1325°N 2.6842°E / 44.1325; 2.6842Coordinates: 44°07′57″N 2°41′03″E / 44.1325°N 2.6842°E / 44.1325; 2.6842
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAveyron
ArrondissementMillau
CantonRaspes et Lévezou
IntercommunalityLévézou Pareloup
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Drulhe
Area
1
35.43 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
380
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12006 /12430
Elevation719–971 m (2,359–3,186 ft)
(avg. 735 m or 2,411 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Alrance is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alrançais or Alrançaises[2]

Geography[edit]

Alrance is located some 30 km west of Millau and about 50 km north-east of Albi. The commune can be accessed by the D56 road which runs north-east from Durenque and intersects the road D25 in the commune. It continues north through the commune to Arvieu. The D25 comes south-east from Salmiech through most of the length of the commune and continues south-east to Villefranche-de-Panat. Access to the village is from the north-east on road D659 which runs off the D577 south of the Lac de Pareloup. The D659 runs south-west and ends at the village. The D528 also runs off the D25 in the south of the commune to the village.[3]

The commune is mostly farmland with some forest and covered by many country roads. There are a number of other hamlets and villages in the commune. These are:

  • L'Adrech
  • Bonneguide
  • Boussinesq
  • Le Bouviale
  • La Capelle Farcel
  • La Coste
  • Las Fenials
  • Flauvelou
  • Fretanels
  • Le Jouanesq
  • Lacan
  • Le Mas Nespoulous
  • Le Mas Viala
  • Le Mas Vialet
  • Montcouzac
  • Nazareth
  • La Niade
  • Pentezac
  • Peyrebrune
  • La Rouquette
  • Le Sales
  • La Vacaresse

A number of streams rise in the commune and flow to the Lac de Villefranche-de-Panat at the southern border of the commune. The streams include L'Alrance, Ruisseau du Lagasi, and several others. Some streams rise in the north of the commune and flow northwards eventually joining Le Ceor river which eventually flows to the Viaur at Castelpers.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Alrance[4]

From To Name Party Position
1844 1856 Jean Joseph Terral
1856 1860 Adrien Seguret
1861 1862 Jean-Antoine Barthe
1862 1864 Jean-Joseph Terral
1864 1870 Jean-Antoine Barthe
1870 1871 François Gisquet
1871 1878 Joseph Gagraud
1878 1916 Adolphe Gagraud
1916 1919 Léopold Gautier
1919 1934 Adolphe Gagraud
1934 1953 Paul Serin
1953 1959 Gabriel Gintrand
1959 1971 Edouard Galtier
1971 1977 Auguste Fabre
1977 2001 Hubert Bonnefous
2001 2008 Jacques Montrozier
2008 Current Jean-Pierre Drulhe

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2004389—    
2006371−4.6%
2007382+3.0%
2008393+2.9%
2009404+2.8%
2010400−1.0%
2011395−1.2%
2012383−3.0%
2013370−3.4%
2014357−3.5%
2015362+1.4%
2016361−0.3%

Sites and Monuments[edit]

The Tower of Peyrebrune.
  • The Lac de Villefranche-de-Panat just south of the commune border provides power and water activities for the commune
  • The Church of Alrance and Church of La Capelle-Farcel
  • The Tower of Peyrebrune (a chapel and remains of a castle)

Notable People linked to the commune[edit]

  • Jean-Baptiste Angles, a missionary in Japan.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aveyron ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)