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Asprières War Memorial
Asprières War Memorial
Coat of arms of Asprières
Coat of arms
Location of Asprières
Asprières is located in France
Asprières is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 44°32′48″N 2°08′44″E / 44.5467°N 2.1456°E / 44.5467; 2.1456Coordinates: 44°32′48″N 2°08′44″E / 44.5467°N 2.1456°E / 44.5467; 2.1456
CantonLot et Montbazinois
IntercommunalityCC Grand-Figeac - Haut-Ségala - Balaguier Olt
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Casterot
17.09 km2 (6.60 sq mi)
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12012 /12700
Elevation167–546 m (548–1,791 ft)
(avg. 430 m or 1,410 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.

Asprières is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aspriérois or Aspriéroises.[1]


Asprières is located some 10 km south-east of Figeac just east of Capdenac-Gare. Access to the commune is by the D40 road from Bouillac in the north-east passing south-west through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing south-west to Salles-Courbatiès. The D994 road from Capdenac-Gare passes down the western border of the commune then east to the village and onwards to Les Albres in the south-east. The tortuous D144 road from Bouillac to Les Albres passes through the neck of the commune in the north-east. A railway runs along the northern border of the commune going east from Capdenac-Gare but there is no station in the commune. The nearest station is in Bouillac. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Bor, Vernet le Haut, La Coustille, Labrol, Querbes, Paysan, and La Montjouvie - all in the north of the commune - and La Marmiesse east of the village. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with particularly large forests in the north and north-east.[2]

The Lot river forms all of the northern border of the commune with the department of Lot on the other side of the river. The Lot flows from east to west eventually joining the Garonne north of Bordeaux. Several streams rise in the commune and flow north to join the Lot including the: Ruisseau de Prat Rigal, Ruisseau de Querbes, and the Ruisseau de Roucayrol. The Ruisseau de l'Estang forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows south-west to join the Ruisseau de Tournac which forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


In 1790 Asprières was the capital of a canton. In 1922 it lost its status as capital which was transferred to Capdenac-Gare.


Arms of Asprières

Azure, a tower of Argent turreted, masoned in Sable with port of Gules.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1795 1799 Pierre Frechet
1800 1834 Jean Baptiste Escudie
1834 1838 Joseph Gabriel Raynal
1838 1839 François Escudie
1839 1843 Jean Joulie
1843 1848 Jean Baptiste Andrieu
1848 1848 Augustin Delbies
1848 1852 François Escudie
1852 1871 Jean Baptiste Andrieu
1871 1877 Léon Piales
1878 1892 Auguste Escudie
1892 1896 Victor Aussel
1896 1900 Théophile Gazeau
2001 2008 Robert Marty
2008 2013 Alain Combes[4]
2013 2014 Jean Pierre Cantaloube
2014 2020 Alain Casterot

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 683 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
578 685 1,418 1,512 1,443 1,459 1,464 1,643 1,620
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,674 1,656 1,821 1,857 1,816 1,193 1,256 1,201 1,088
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
989 912 896 883 859 774 715 675 678
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
655 634 650 672 691 707 721 683 -

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

A street in Asprières
Population of Asprières

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Church of Saint Martial

In the Parish Church of Saint-Martial is an item registered as a historical object:

  • Painting and its frame: The last communion of Saint Jerome (1885)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]


  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Jacques Dournes, Capdenac, Los Aures, Asprièras, Balaguièr, Bolhac, Causse-e-Diège, Foissac, Naussac, Salas, Sonnac / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Capdenac, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, Al canton collection, 240 pages, ill., cover ill., 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-23-8, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 36688708h (Occitan) (in French)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[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 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., 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.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aveyron (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ The Mayor Alain Combres is deceased, 6 August 2013, website, consulted on 16 October 2013 (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM12000210 Painting and its frame: The last communion of Saint Jerome (in French)