Billom

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Billom
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Billom is located in France
Billom
Billom
Coordinates: 45°43′11″N 3°20′18″E / 45.7197°N 3.3382°E / 45.7197; 3.3382Coordinates: 45°43′11″N 3°20′18″E / 45.7197°N 3.3382°E / 45.7197; 3.3382
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Billom
Intercommunality Billom - Saint-Dier / Vallée du Jauron
Government
 • Mayor (2016–2020) Jean-Michel Charlat[1]
Area1 16.96 km2 (6.55 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,632
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 63040 / 63160
Elevation 345–563 m (1,132–1,847 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 Butcher House

Billom (French pronunciation: ​[bijɔ̃]) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 3,704 —    
1975 3,968 +7.1%
1982 4,092 +3.1%
1990 3,968 −3.0%
1999 4,246 +7.0%
2006 4,632 +9.1%
2009 4,637 +0.1%
2013 4,632 −0.1%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)

Personalities[edit]

It was the birthplace of philosopher Georges Bataille. Hugh Aycelin was a 13th-century French Dominican theologian and philosopher who served as lector at the studium provinciale at Santa Sabina, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum. In 1294 he was raised to the Cardinalate.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elected by municipal council on February 5, 2016: "COMPTE RENDU DU CONSEIL MUNICIPAL 5 FEVRIER 2016" (PDF) (in French). Town Hall of Billom. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Frater Hugo de Bidiliomo provincie Francie, magister fuit egregius in theologia et mul<tum> famosus in romana curia; qui actu lector existens apud Sanctam Sabinam, per papam Nicolaum quartum eiusdem ecclesie factus cardinalis" [16.V.1288]; postmodum per Celestinum papain [1294] est ordinatus in episcopum ostiensem (Cr Pg 3r). http://www.e-theca.net/emiliopanella/lector12.htm Accessed May 9, 2011; See also Rome Across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, 2011, p. 275. http://books.google.com/books?id=xGiHbiqknLgC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=%22#v=onepage&q&f=false Accessed 7-10-2011