The Town Hall and Museum
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Louis Raynal|
|Area1||16.16 km2 (6.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||15007 / 15110|
|Elevation||862–1,132 m (2,828–3,714 ft)
(avg. 960 m or 3,150 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.
Anterrieux is located some 30 km south by south-west of Saint-Flour and 20 km west by north-west of Saint-Chely-d'Apcher. Access to the commune is by road D989 from Saint-Chely-d'Apcher in the east passing through the commune and continuing west to Chaudes-Aigues. Access to the village is by small communal roads from various points on the D989. In addition to the village there is also the hamlet of Oyex in the south. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with an especially large forest (the Bois d'Oyex) in the far south of the commune.
The Bes river forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north to join La Truyere river in the Lac de Grandval. The Maleval river rises in the commune and flows north past the village. It is joined by several tributaries in the commune.
The region was the scene of fighting in June 1944 between the Maquis and Nazi troops. The Nazis were successful in overrunning the Maquis in their Truyère Redoubt where they were attacked on 20 June 1944. The battle was fierce and the village of Anterrieux was destroyed by fire after having been held for ten hours by the 3,000 resistance fighters of the 7th Company under the command of Henri Fournier who were forced to disperse because of the German firepower supported by their air force. More than a hundred maquisards were killed as well as about fifteen German soldiers and a dozen civilians. The Resistance Museum of Anterrieux provides the public with memories of that time.
See: John Hind Farmer
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2009 the commune had 127 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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]
- Anterrieux on the National Geographic Institute website (French)
- Anterrieux on Lion1906
- Anterrieux on Google Maps
- Anterrieux on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Anterrieux on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Anterrieux on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- 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" allows, 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.
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