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The village of Aucelon and its surroundings
The village of Aucelon and its surroundings
Aucelon is located in France
Coordinates: 44°37′30″N 5°20′43″E / 44.625°N 5.3453°E / 44.625; 5.3453Coordinates: 44°37′30″N 5°20′43″E / 44.625°N 5.3453°E / 44.625; 5.3453
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Die
Canton Luc-en-Diois
Intercommunality Diois
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joël Boeyaert
Area1 26.34 km2 (10.17 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4
 • Density 0.15/km2 (0.39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 26017 /26340
Elevation 435–1,485 m (1,427–4,872 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.

Aucelon is a commune in Drôme, France. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.


Aucelon is a village perched at an altitude of 755 meters, towards the center of the mountain rings of Diosis. Aucelon's mountain has a height of 1356 meters. It is located in the south west of Die Tand, extends to the north of the Fourniers, and overlooks the valley of Roanne. The town is watered by the Brette.


In 1811, the municipality of Aucelon had 466 inhabitants, but the population has been in decline since 1793.[citation needed] Ever since the start of the 20th century, the census of the municipality of Aucelon has had reported less than 10,000 inhabitants. The surveys are held every five years, unlike other cities, which have one every year.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1811 466 —    
1911 160 −65.7%
1962 43 −73.1%
1968 33 −23.3%
1975 28 −15.2%
1982 21 −25.0%
1990 18 −14.3%
1999 39 +116.7%
2008 28 −28.2%
2013 4 −85.7%

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