Billy, Allier

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Billy
Castle
Castle
Coat of arms of Billy
Coat of arms
Billy is located in France
Billy
Billy
Coordinates: 46°14′14″N 3°25′48″E / 46.2372°N 3.43°E / 46.2372; 3.43Coordinates: 46°14′14″N 3°25′48″E / 46.2372°N 3.43°E / 46.2372; 3.43
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Vichy
Canton Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
Intercommunality Vichy Val d'Allier
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Pierre Blanc[1]
Area1 10.22 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 843
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03029 /03260
Elevation 235–375 m (771–1,230 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft)
Website billy-allier.fr

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.

Billy (Occitan, Bilhi) is a commune in the Allier department in central France.

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Between this village and nearby Créchy, lagerstätten have yielded a rich assemblage of fossils from the Oligocene-Miocene boundary (c. 24-23 million years ago).[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 820 —    
1968 1,084 +32.2%
1975 912 −15.9%
1982 921 +1.0%
1990 1,007 +9.3%
1999 929 −7.7%
2008 840 −9.6%
2013 843 +0.4%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013[3])

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Hugueney et al. (2003)
  3. ^ "2013 legal populations - Billy" (in French). Retrieved 1 February 2016.