Beauvoir-de-Marc in the snow
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Robert Mandrand|
|11.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||306–456 m (1,004–1,496 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
According to the most recent census in 2007, its population is approximately 1056 inhabitants, called "Beauvoisards". The region is 11.27 km², with a population density of 94 residents/km². Beauvoir-de-Marc is at an altitude of between 306 and 456 meters above sea level.
Location and description
Saint-Jean-de-Bournay is the closest city at 10 km away, in the shadow of the Lyonnais metropolis approximately 50 km away.
In the 21st century, urbanization brought on by demographic pressure and the suburbanization of Lyon spread diffusely throughout the valley, leading to urban sprawl. At the outset, the frame was constructed with local material: beaten or rammed earth.
Located in the western region of the Terres froides, covered by glacial formations, the subsoil of Beauvoir-de-Marc is primarily composed of emergent molasses growing on slope sides. The land, covered in hummocks and punctuated by Gervonde valley, contains a small brook running through its foothills.
Various distinguishing features of the moraine glaciers are apparent. The humid prairies contain typical species of these parts: salamanders and crawfish. Certain spots are a reflection of their name; for instance, " the Serfs". This feature posed many technical problems during the 1990/1992 construction of the high-speed line which cut through the village.
The vines that covered our hills have disappeared bit by bit. Land destined for polyculture, the pastures remain. Beauvoir-de-Marc is a land of soft, rolling hills accompanied by wooded countryside, unaffected by deforestation, unlike the steep slopes of the Combes.
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