Arronnes

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Arronnes
Church of St-Léger at Arronnes
Church of St-Léger at Arronnes
Coat of arms of Arronnes
Coat of arms
Location of Arronnes
Arronnes is located in France
Arronnes
Arronnes
Arronnes is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Arronnes
Arronnes
Coordinates: 46°03′32″N 3°34′10″E / 46.0589°N 3.5694°E / 46.0589; 3.5694Coordinates: 46°03′32″N 3°34′10″E / 46.0589°N 3.5694°E / 46.0589; 3.5694
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementVichy
CantonLapalisse
IntercommunalityVichy Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) François Szypula
Area
1
26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
392
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03008 /03250
Elevation330–597 m (1,083–1,959 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arronnes (Occitan, Arona) is a French commune in the Allier department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arronnais or Arronnaises.[2]

Geography[edit]

Arronnes is located some 18 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of Vichy and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west by south-west of Le Mayet-de-Montagne. Access to the commune is by the D995 road from Cusset in the north-west passing through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing south-east to Ferrières-sur-Sichon. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Les Fours, Doyat, Les Barlets, and Les Etangs in the south of the commune. There are substantial forests spread over the commune occupying about 60% of the land area with the balance farmland.[3]

The Sichon river flows from the south-east to the north-west of the commune joined by its tributary the Vareille at the village and continuing north-west to join the Allier in Vichy.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

Toponymy[edit]

First named in 1282: Arona from the pre-Celtic ar ("stream" or "water") and the Gallic onna meaning river.[4]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Arronnes
Blazon:

Or, a pal wavy of Azure between in chief a Phrygian helmet of Gules, to dexter a crozier of Sable, to sinister a key the same.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name Party Position
2001 Present François Szypula[6] UDI Former General Councillor of the canton of Le Mayet-de-Montagne (2004–2015)

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006362—    
2007359−0.8%
2008354−1.4%
2009357+0.8%
2010361+1.1%
2011364+0.8%
2012364+0.0%
2013372+2.2%
2014373+0.3%
2015375+0.5%
2016377+0.5%

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Arronnes and Allier Department in 2010

Arronnes Arronnes Allier Allier
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 17.6 17.6 16.8 14.7
15 to 29 Years 11.5 15.4 15.4 13.6
30 to 44 Years 16.5 17.0 18.5 17.2
45 to 59 Years 28.6 25.3 21.9 20.9
60 to 74 Years 15.9 14.8 17.2 17.8
75 to 89 Years 9.9 8.8 9.5 14.1
90 Years+ 0.0 1.1 0.6 1.7

Sources:

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Church of Saint-Léger (11th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[7] Built in granite, it once belonged to a Benedictine priory and the monks welcomed pilgrims who crossed the Bourbonnais mountains. In the church is a Bronze Bell from 1520 which is registered as a historical object.Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
  • A Peasant's House is located in a former farmhouse from the early 19th century.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arronnes (03250): public services, habitants.fr, SARL Patagos (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ Bonin, Marcel (2006). Les noms de lieux en Bourbonnais [Place names in Bourbonnais] (in French). p. 17.
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. ^ Re-elected in 2014: "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier (avec maire, arrondissement et canton)" [Nominative list of communes of Allier (with mayor, arrondissement and canton)] (PDF). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00092974 Church of Saint-Léger (in French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM03000014 Bronze Bell (in French)