The Auris-en-Oisans Ski Station
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Louis Pellorce|
|Area1||11 km2 (4 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||38020 /38142|
|Elevation||720–2,164 m (2,362–7,100 ft)
(avg. 1,240 m or 4,070 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aurienchons or Aurienchonnes.
Auris is an alpine commune some 30 km south-east of Grenoble and 5 km west of Mont-de-Lans. Access to the commune is by the D211A road from La Garde in the west which passes through the commune by a tortuous route and continues east to Le Freney-d'Oisans. The D211E branches off the D211A in the commune to go to La Grand Combe. Apart from the village (which is solely the town hall) there is the hamlet of Les Cours to the north and Le Cert and Les Chatains to the south. The commune is rugged with alpine terrain and a large forest to the west of the village (La Forêt).
The Romanche river forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west to the Barrage du Clapier - an artificial lake on the southern border of the commune - then continues west then north to eventually join the Drac at Jarrie. The Venéon river flows from the south through the south-western extension of the commune to join the Romanche there.
|Le Bourg-d'Oisans||Le Freney-d'Oisans|
|Chantelouve||Les Deux Alpes||Mont-de-Lans|
The commune is sometimes informally called Auris-en-Oisans.
List of Successive Mayors
|2007||2014||Jean Luc Pellorce|
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 207 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]
Culture and heritage
- A Roman bridge
- The Rural Museum
- The Chapel of the Angels (17th century). The Chapel contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
- The Chapel of Saint-Gerald (1497)
- Auris on Lion1906
- Auris on Google Maps
- Auris on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Auris en Oysans on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Auris on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- 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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