Besson, Allier

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Besson
An aerial view of Besson
An aerial view of Besson
Coat of arms of Besson
Coat of arms
Besson is located in France
Besson
Besson
Coordinates: 46°28′15″N 3°15′53″E / 46.4708°N 3.2647°E / 46.4708; 3.2647Coordinates: 46°28′15″N 3°15′53″E / 46.4708°N 3.2647°E / 46.4708; 3.2647
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Moulins
Canton Souvigny
Intercommunality Moulins
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Frédéric Verdier
Area1 47.16 km2 (18.21 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 778
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03026 /03210
Elevation 224–350 m (735–1,148 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Besson is a commune in the Allier department in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 767 —    
1968 817 +6.5%
1975 815 −0.2%
1982 733 −10.1%
1990 786 +7.2%
1999 775 −1.4%
2008 797 +2.8%
2013 778 −2.4%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)[1]

Administration[edit]

  • 2001–2014: Jean Pagnon
  • 2014–current: Frédéric Verdier[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 legal populations - Besson". INSEE (in French). Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier (avec maire, arrondissement et canton)" [Nominative list of communes of Allier (with mayor, arrondissement and canton)] (PDF). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier (in French). 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.