A general view of Apchon, seen from the château
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Pierre Pouget|
|12.43 km2 (4.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||16/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||833–1,143 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.|
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Apchonnais or Apchonnaises.
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.
Neighbouring communes and villages
|The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.
List of successive mayors
(Not all data is known.)
Sites and monuments
The Château fort d'Apchon (12th century) is registered as an historical monument.
The Church contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
- An Altar, Retable, and Statue (17th century)
- An Altar, Retable, 2 Statues, and a Bust-Reliquary (17th century)
- An Altar, Retable, and 2 Group Sculptures (17th century)
- A Statue: Virgin and child (15th century)
- A Retable in the main Altar (18th century)
- 2 Sarcophagii (11th century)
Views of Apchon
- Apchon on the National Geographic Institute website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Apchon on Lion1906
- Apchon on Google Maps
- Apchon on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Apchon on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Apchon on the INSEE website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- INSEE ‹See Tfd›(in French)
Notes and references
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- Inhabitants of Cantal ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA15000047 Château fort d'Apchon ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000056 Altar, Retable, and Statue ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000055 Altar, Retable, 2 Statues, and a Bust-Reliquary ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000054 Altar, Retable, and 2 Group Sculptures ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000053 Statue: Virgin and child ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000052 Retable in the main Altar ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM15000051 2 Sarcophagii ‹See Tfd›(in French)
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