|Intercommunality||Ardèche des Sources et Volcans|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Joël Laurent|
|Area1||26.51 km2 (10.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||07025 / 07330|
|Elevation||431–1,494 m (1,414–4,902 ft)
(avg. 464 m or 1,522 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 Barnassiens or Barnassiennes.
Barnas is located some 20 km west by north-west of Aubenas and 30 km east by south-east of Pradelles. Access to the commune is by Route nationale N102 which passes through the centre of the commune and the village from Mayres in the west and continuing to Thueyts in the east. The commune is mostly forest and moderately mountainous. There is a hotel and petrol station in the commune.
The Ardèche river flows through the commune from west to east parallel to the highway. There are a number of tributaries that feed into the river in the commune. On the right bank from west to east these are:
- The Ruisseau d'Abraham
- The Ruisseau des Combes
- The Ruisseau de l'Horesson
- The Ruisseau de Bournazon
- The Ruisseau de Chadenac Ou de Chateau which form the eastern border of the commune.
On the left bank the river is fed by:
- The Ruisseau du Grand VaVat
- The Rieu Jilieux
- The Ruisseau de la Farre
- The Ruisseau du Saut which forms the eastern border north of the river.
A list of online mapping systems can be displayed by clicking on the coordinates (latitude and longitude) in the top right hand corner of this article.
Neighbouring communes and villages
Party per bend, at 1 a branch in pale with three apples to dexter 2 and 1; at 2 a mount of two hillocks mounted on a terrace in base charged with Bars gemelle wavy and a fess wavy in chief; over all a bend charged with 6 roundels in bend.
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 999 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Sites and Monuments
- The Chapdenac Tower
- A 19th century Church
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 and 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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