Asperjoc

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Asperjoc
The entry to Laulagnet
The entry to Laulagnet
Asperjoc is located in France
Asperjoc
Asperjoc
Coordinates: 44°41′09″N 4°21′35″E / 44.6858°N 4.3597°E / 44.6858; 4.3597Coordinates: 44°41′09″N 4°21′35″E / 44.6858°N 4.3597°E / 44.6858; 4.3597
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Largentière
Canton Antraigues-sur-Volane
Intercommunality Pays d'Aubenas-Vals
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Alain Chiraussel
Area1 8.47 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 393
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 07016 / 07600
Elevation 278–879 m (912–2,884 ft)
(avg. 299 m or 981 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.

Asperjoc is a French commune in the Ardèche department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asperjocois.[1]

Geography[edit]

Asperjoc is located some 2 km north by north-west of Aubenas and 18 km west by south-west of Privas. Access to the commune is by the D 578 road from Antraigues-sur-Volane in the north which passes down the eastern border of the commune and continues south to Vals-les-Bains. The D 243 branches off the D 578 in the south of the commune and goes north-west through the commune and continues to Labastide-sur-Bésorgues. The commune has no village called Asperjoc but has several hamlets: les Beaumelles, la Brugeyre, le Chastelas, le Fau, Laulagnet, le Pont de Bridou, le Pont de l-Huile, la Praye, le Raccourci, le Rigaudel, Thieure, Tras Chabanne et la Valette inférieure. The commune is rugged and alpine in nature with little or no arable land.[2]

The Volane river forms the entire eastern border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ardèche south of Vals-les-Bains. The Besorgues flows from the north-west of the commune south-east forming part of the western border of the commune and gathering many tributaries in the commune before joining the Volane at the southern corner.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Louis Berthon
2008 2020 Alain Chiraussel

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 393 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]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
523 532 540 555 671 684 666 681 807
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,078 1,104 1,060 739 789 836 858 866 856
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
833 806 790 679 668 635 616 538 505
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
453 405 407 364 370 361 336 393 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

A street in Asperjoc
A road in Asperjoc
Population of Asperjoc

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The entry to Le Nogier
Asperjoc Landscape

The population of the town is relatively old. The ratio of persons above the age of 60 years (22.3%) is higher than the national average (21.6%) but lower than the departmental average (28.1%). As for national and departmental allocations, the male population of the town is less than the female population (48.8% against 48.4% nationally and 48.2% at the departmental level).

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Asperjoc and Ardèche Department in 2010

Asperjoc Asperjoc Ardèche Ardèche
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 19.0 17.6 18.6 16.8
15 to 29 Years 13.8 15.7 15.3 13.9
30 to 44 Years 24.8 17.1 19.4 18.5
45 to 59 Years 20.5 21.9 21.5 20.6
60 to 74 Years 16.2 18.1 16.5 16.8
75 to 89 Years 5.7 9.0 8.1 11.9
90 Years+ 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.5

Sources:

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Church from the 19th century
  • La Chaise du Diable waterfall

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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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