Commentry

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Commentry
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Commentry
Coat of arms
Location of Commentry
Commentry is located in France
Commentry
Commentry
Commentry is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Commentry
Commentry
Coordinates: 46°17′23″N 2°44′32″E / 46.2897°N 2.7422°E / 46.2897; 2.7422Coordinates: 46°17′23″N 2°44′32″E / 46.2897°N 2.7422°E / 46.2897; 2.7422
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMontluçon
CantonCommentry
IntercommunalityCommentry Montmarault Néris Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2017–2020) Fernand Spaccaferri[1]
Area
1
20.96 km2 (8.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[2]
6,448
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03082 /03600
Elevation332–462 m (1,089–1,516 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Commentry (Auvergnat: Comentriac) is a commune in the department of Allier in central France. It lies 42 miles (68 km) southwest of Moulins in the valley of the Œil. It is within 8 km of one of the geographic centres of France. The film actress Yvonne Rozille (1900–1985) was born in Commentry.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793600—    
1800498−17.0%
1806565+13.5%
1821601+6.4%
18311,277+112.5%
18361,126−11.8%
18411,424+26.5%
18463,015+111.7%
18515,465+81.3%
18568,484+55.2%
18618,582+1.2%
18669,978+16.3%
187211,698+17.2%
187612,978+10.9%
188112,416−4.3%
188612,515+0.8%
189112,618+0.8%
189612,632+0.1%
190111,169−11.6%
190610,205−8.6%
191110,112−0.9%
192110,256+1.4%
192610,089−1.6%
193110,136+0.5%
19368,827−12.9%
19469,119+3.3%
19549,259+1.5%
19629,711+4.9%
196810,026+3.2%
197510,043+0.2%
19829,195−8.4%
19908,021−12.8%
19997,204−10.2%
20066,857−4.8%
20116,580−4.0%

History[edit]

Commentry was the first commune ever to elect a socialist mayor: Christophe Thivrier was elected the 6th of June 1882.[3] The Socialist Party of France was founded in Commentry in September 1902.

Economy[edit]

Commentry gave its name to a coal field over 21 square kilometres in extent, and had important foundries and forges.

Science[edit]

Charles Brongniart discovered many fossils near Commentry.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative list of communes of Allier] (PDF). maires-allier.fr (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Election of the first socialist mayor Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine