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The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Location of Auberives-en-Royans
Auberives-en-Royans is located in France
Auberives-en-Royans is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°03′51″N 5°18′07″E / 45.0642°N 5.3019°E / 45.0642; 5.3019Coordinates: 45°03′51″N 5°18′07″E / 45.0642°N 5.3019°E / 45.0642; 5.3019
CantonLe Sud Grésivaudan
IntercommunalitySaint-Marcellin Vercors Isère Communauté
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphane Villard
5.07 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38018 /38680
Elevation170–330 m (560–1,080 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.

Auberives-en-Royans 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 Albaripains or Albaripaines.[1]


Auberives-en-Royans is located at the foot of the Vercors plateau in the Isère valley some 19 km east of Romans-sur-Isère and 11 km south of Saint-Marcellin. The southern border of the commune is the border between Isère and Drôme departments. Access to the commune is by the D531 road which branches from the D1532 east of Saint-Nazaire-en-Royans which passes through the south of the commune and the village and continues along the southern border east to Pont-en-Royans. The D518 road comes from Saint-Romans in the north and passes down the eastern border of the commune to Pont-en-Royans. The commune has some forests in the north and the rest is farmland.[2]

The southern border of the commune consists entirely of the Bourne river as it flows west to join the Isère at Saint-Nazaire-en-Royans. The Tarze river flows through the centre of the commune from the north and joins the Bourne near the village. The Canal de la Bourne starts in the south-west of the commune and flows through the commune parallel to the Bourne towards the Isère.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2008 2014 Bernard Perazio
2014 2020 Stéphane Villard

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 359 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
275 300 309 327 314 341 334 345 344
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
329 349 352 332 456 335 349 354 377
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
412 422 422 335 352 377 340 286 295
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
282 295 279 294 321 327 350 359 -

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

Population of Auberives-en-Royans

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • A Church from the 19th century
  • A Fortified house

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.