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The road into Assieu
The road into Assieu
Coat of arms of Assieu
Coat of arms
Assieu is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Assieu is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°24′29″N 4°52′07″E / 45.4081°N 4.8686°E / 45.4081; 4.8686Coordinates: 45°24′29″N 4°52′07″E / 45.4081°N 4.8686°E / 45.4081; 4.8686
IntercommunalityCC Pays Roussillonnais
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Michel Ségui
Area112.34 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)21,376
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code38017 /38150
Elevation220–407 m (722–1,335 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.

Assieu 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 Assieutois or Assieutoises.[1]


Assieu is located some 30 km south by south-east of Givors and 8 km east by north-east of Saint-Maurice-l'Exil. Access to the commune is by the D131 road from the D134 in the south passing north then east in the commune to the town then north and continuing north-west to Route nationale 7. Apart from the town there is the village of La Charinaz in the east and Les Bruyeres in the west. The commune has large forests in the east as well as one in the west with significant residential areas and the rest of the land farmland.[2]

The Vareze river forms the northern border and gathers many tributaries rising in the commune as it flows west to join the Rhône at Saint-Alban-du-Rhône.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


Arms of Assieu

Azure, a fox rampant of Or, in chief the same charged with three dolphins of Azure, crested, finned, and eyebrowed in Gules.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Luc Monin
2014 2020 Jean-Michel Ségui

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 1,316 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
621 686 562 423 556 725 707 731 736
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
713 637 659 700 693 669 655 620 587
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
559 527 537 522 507 503 505 455 552
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
521 514 567 612 768 889 1,123 1,316 -

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

Assieu War Memorial
A street in Assieu
Assieu School
Population of Assieu

Sites and monuments[edit]

Assieu Church
  • Chateau Juveneton
  • Chateau Richoux
  • Church from the 19th century

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.