Apchon

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Apchon
A general view of Apchon, seen from the château
A general view of Apchon, seen from the château
Coat of arms of Apchon
Coat of arms
Location of Apchon
Apchon is located in France
Apchon
Apchon
Apchon is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Apchon
Apchon
Coordinates: 45°15′00″N 2°41′41″E / 45.25°N 2.6947°E / 45.25; 2.6947Coordinates: 45°15′00″N 2°41′41″E / 45.25°N 2.6947°E / 45.25; 2.6947
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentCantal
ArrondissementMauriac
CantonRiom-ès-Montagnes
IntercommunalityPays Gentiane
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pierre Pouget
Area
1
12.43 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
193
 • Density16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
15009 /15400
Elevation833–1,143 m (2,733–3,750 ft)
(avg. 1,060 m or 3,480 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Apchon is a commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region of south-central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Apchonnais or Apchonnaises.[2]

Geography[edit]

Apchon is located some 80 km south-west of Clermont-Ferrand, 25 km north-west of Murat, and 30 km south-east of Bort-les-Orgues. Access is by the D3 road from Riom-ès-Montagnes in the north-west passing through the north of the commune to Murat in the south-east. Access to the village is by the D49 which branches off the D3 north-east of the commune and passes through the village then south to Saint-Hippolyte. There is also the D249 from the village south-west to join the D263 south of Collandres. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of La Ribeyre and La Vidal along the D3, and Brechailles on the north-east. Apart from some patches of forest in the north the commune is entirely farmland.

The Petite Rhue river flows from south to north through the commune and continues to join the Grande Rhue river at Coindre. The Ruisseau de Brechailles flows from the south-east to join the Petite Rhue north of the D3. The Ruisseau de Mazeyres rises in the south of the commune and flows into the Petite Rhue on the left bank. Several small streams rise in the west of the commune and flow north-west eventually joining and flowing into the Veronne.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]

[3]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Apchon
The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.

Blazon:
Sable, a cross of Or cantoned at 1 and 2 with a roundel the same; at 3 a battle-axe contourned Argent; at 4 a monk bald and bearded in Argent.



Administration[edit]

List of successive mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Current Pierre Pouget

(Not all data is known.)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2005215—    
2006208−3.3%
2007207−0.5%
2008209+1.0%
2009210+0.5%
2010212+1.0%
2011209−1.4%
2012205−1.9%
2013199−2.9%
2014194−2.5%
2015188−3.1%
2016187−0.5%

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Château fort d'Apchon (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[5]

The Church contains several items that are registered as historical objects:

Views of Apchon[edit]

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 Cantal ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA15000047 Château fort d'Apchon ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000056 Altar, Retable, and Statue ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000055 Altar, Retable, 2 Statues, and a Bust-Reliquary ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000054 Altar, Retable, and 2 Group Sculptures ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000053 Statue: Virgin and child ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000052 Retable in the main Altar ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000051 2 Sarcophagii ‹See Tfd›(in French)