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A street in Ambeyrac
A street in Ambeyrac
Ambeyrac is located in France
Coordinates: 44°30′38″N 1°56′41″E / 44.5106°N 1.9447°E / 44.5106; 1.9447Coordinates: 44°30′38″N 1°56′41″E / 44.5106°N 1.9447°E / 44.5106; 1.9447
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Canton Villeneuvois et Villefranchois
Intercommunality Grand Villefranchois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marie-Thérèse Chapeau
Area1 11.24 km2 (4.34 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 179
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12007 /12260
Elevation 141–344 m (463–1,129 ft)
(avg. 163 m or 535 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ambairacois or Ambairacoises[1]


Ambeyrac is located some 15 km south-west of Figeac and 25 km north-west of Villefranche-de-Rouergue with its northern border being the border between the departments of Aveyron and Lot. It can be accessed by the D86 road from Balaguier-d'Olt in the north-east which passes through the village and continues south to La Capelle-Balaguier. The minor D127 road also goes west from the village to Saujac.[2]

The northern border of the commune is formed entirely by the Lot river for which there are no crossing points in the commune. The Ruisseau de Flaucou flows from the south through the commune and the village to join the Lot.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2009 Roland Théron
2009 2014 Émilie Cazajus
2014 2020 Marie-Thérèse Chapeau

(Not all data is known)

Due to the death of Roland Théron, Émilie Cazajus was elected Mayor in 2009.


In 2010 the commune had 182 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes 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
352 339 - - - - - - -
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
- - - - - - 543 527 516
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
520 472 456 349 343 327 319 252 217
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
204 214 198 192 167 191 187 182 -

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

The Town Hall
Ambeyrac War Memorial
Population of Ambeyrac

Sites and monuments[edit]

Ambeyrac Church
  • The Chateau of Camboulan (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[4]
  • A Tithe barn has been converted into a hall with two levels.
Church Interior

See also[edit]


  • Christian-Pierre Bedel (preface by Raymond Audouard), Vilanòva: Ambairac, La Capèla, Montsalés, Òls, Sanch-Igèst, Santa-Crotz, Sent-Remèsi, Sauvanhac, Saujac / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Vilanòva, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, coll. Al canton, 1995, ill., cov. ill. 28 cm, 247 p. (ISBN 2-907279-23-8, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF FRBNF36688568) (French)

External links[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], 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 communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.