From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A street in Anglars-Saint-Félix
A street in Anglars-Saint-Félix
Anglars-Saint-Félix is located in France
Coordinates: 44°25′27″N 2°13′09″E / 44.4242°N 2.2192°E / 44.4242; 2.2192Coordinates: 44°25′27″N 2°13′09″E / 44.4242°N 2.2192°E / 44.4242; 2.2192
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Canton Enne et Alzou
Intercommunality Pays Rignacois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Dominique Rouquette
Area1 22.22 km2 (8.58 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 782
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12008 /12390
Elevation 446–615 m (1,463–2,018 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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.

Anglars-Saint-Félix is a French commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Anglélixois or Anglélixoises[1]


Anglars-Saint-Félix is located some 20 km north-east of Villefranche-de-Rouergue and 30 km west by north-west of Rodez. It can be accessed by road D1 from Lanuéjouls to the village which then continues to the eastern border of the commune where it changes to the D994 and continues east to Rodez. There is also the D61 road from Prévinquières in the south to the village then continuing north to join the D994 west of Roussennac. The D156 also goes from the village to Privezac in the west. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of:

  • Anglares
  • Aubignac
  • La Bezonie
  • La Bonnaurie
  • Le Bruel
  • La Carreyrie
  • Lespeliguie
  • Linrezie
  • La Remise
  • Revel
  • Saint-Felix
  • Segala
  • Le Tronc

The rest of the commune is entirely farmland.[2]

The commune is traversed by the Alzou river through the centre from east to west. Many tributaries join the Alzou including the Ruisseau de la Besade from the north, the Ruisseau de Filloise and the Ruisseau de Carbonnieres from the south.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

The Town Hall
Mayors from 1929
From To Name Party Position
1929 1953 Henri Couffin
1953 1964 Marcel Costes
1964 1965 Maurice Bourdy
1965 1977 Joseph Bastide
1977 1994 Jean Pomier
1995 2005 Raymond Bastide DVD
2005 2020 Dominique Rouquette DVD then UDI

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 671 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
626 513 1,111 1,161 1,324 1,259 1,214 1,283 1,385
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,309 1,277 1,295 1,386 1,428 1,459 1,454 1,341 1,246
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,152 1,130 1,093 1,042 991 955 948 848 795
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
732 701 655 620 579 562 592 671 -

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

A Wayside Cross in Anglars-Saint-Félix
Population of Anglars-Saint-Felix

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Saint Clair has three items that are registered as historical objects:

Cultural events and festivities[edit]

The village fair is held on the first Sunday of June.

For 23 years, as part of its votive festival, the village of Anglars has transformed into a living museum. 250 extras dress at this time for an afternoon to reenact life a century ago. There is also the revival of old crafts, scenes of life, typical characters in the life of a village, teams of oxen, horses, baking bread etc. To see this reconstruction viewers move through the village from scene to scene and at any time can become actors. Admission is free.

In 2013 about 7,000 people came to the festival with 5,000 on the Sunday. Each time of year had its activities: haymaking and threshing in summer; cider, chestnuts and corn in the autumn; in the evening: frittons and hemp work in winter, sheep shearing and Palm Sunday blessings in spring. Fifty skits depict these events and also old trades and essential works that are made every year. The musical program is varied throughout the weekend: traditional dancing and a concert with Brick a drac (Festive Occitan) on Friday, banda and dancing with the band Utopia (variety rock) on Saturday, and Escloupeto (folk group) accordion orchestra with David Firmin and a recital by Andre Roques (the author of "My Aveyron") with their singer on Sunday. All concerts are free including the show on Sunday.

See also[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aveyron (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM12000712 Baptismal font (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM12000711 Stoup (French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM12000710 Cabinet for the baptismal font (French)Camera aabb.svg