Artas, Isère

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Artas
The road into Artas
The road into Artas
Location of Artas
Artas is located in France
Artas
Artas
Artas is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Artas
Artas
Coordinates: 45°32′10″N 5°09′54″E / 45.5361°N 5.165°E / 45.5361; 5.165Coordinates: 45°32′10″N 5°09′54″E / 45.5361°N 5.165°E / 45.5361; 5.165
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementVienne
CantonLa Verpillière
IntercommunalityBièvre Isère
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Martial Simondant[1]
Area
1
14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,804
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38015 /38440
Elevation364–507 m (1,194–1,663 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Artas (Occitan: Artàs) is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Artasiens or Artasiennes[3]

Geography[edit]

Artas is located some 20 km east by north-east of Vienne and some 8 km south of Villefontaine. Access to the commune is by the D53 road from Charantonnay in the west passing through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing to Saint-Agnin-sur-Bion in the east. The D126 road comes from Roche in the north through the heart of the commune and crossing the D53 in the village before continuing to Saint-Jean-de-Bournay in the south. Apart from the village there are also the hamlets of Le Barroz, Le Revolet, Cinquin, Radoire, Tarnezieux, and La Petite-Foret. The commune is mainly farmland with scattered forests throughout.[4]

The Ruisseau de Charavoux rises in the west of the commune and flows west to join the Ambalon near Chasse-sur-Rhône.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]

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History[edit]

In the reign of Louis XIV the Oak trees from the Artas Forest provided a large part of the wood needed to build the King's Galleys at Marseille.

Artas was the birthplace of Mother's Day in France on 10 June 1906 - two years earlier than the date of origin of 1908 claimed by the USA.[5]

Administration[edit]

The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[6]

From To Name Party
2001 2014 Maurice Barale UMP
2014 2026 Martial Simondant

Demography[edit]

In 2017 the commune had 1,809 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,085—    
1800 1,159+0.95%
1806 1,101−0.85%
1821 990−0.71%
1831 1,253+2.38%
1836 1,346+1.44%
1841 1,320−0.39%
1846 1,181−2.20%
1851 1,325+2.33%
1856 1,302−0.35%
1861 1,224−1.23%
1866 1,203−0.35%
1872 1,212+0.12%
1876 1,088−2.66%
1881 1,071−0.31%
1886 1,052−0.36%
1891 1,045−0.13%
1896 1,025−0.39%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 986−0.77%
1906 1,000+0.28%
1911 993−0.14%
1921 874−1.27%
1926 840−0.79%
1931 793−1.14%
1936 750−1.11%
1946 692−0.80%
1954 667−0.46%
1962 646−0.40%
1968 612−0.90%
1975 658+1.04%
1982 895+4.49%
1990 1,026+1.72%
1999 1,349+3.09%
2007 1,573+1.94%
2012 1,725+1.86%
2017 1,809+0.96%
Source: EHESS[7] and INSEE[8]
Artas War Memorial

Sites and monuments[edit]

Artas Church
  • A Church with two bell towers from the 12th and 19th centuries.

Artas Picture Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Isère (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ Artas Official website (in French)
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  7. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Artas, EHESS. (in French)
  8. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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