Geyssans

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Geyssans
Coat of arms of Geyssans
Coat of arms
Geyssans is located in France
Geyssans
Geyssans
Coordinates: 45°07′20″N 5°05′40″E / 45.1222°N 5.0944°E / 45.1222; 5.0944Coordinates: 45°07′20″N 5°05′40″E / 45.1222°N 5.0944°E / 45.1222; 5.0944
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Canton Romans-sur-Isère-1
Intercommunality Pays de Romans
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maurice Detriors
Area1 10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 585
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 26140 /26750
Elevation 242–475 m (794–1,558 ft)
(avg. 435 m or 1,427 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.

Geyssans is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Location[edit]

It is located north of Génissieux, off the D52 which goes towards St Michel s/ Savasse, and Montmiral. The main road ends up in Reculais, a former commune now part of Arthémonay.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1911 409 —    
1962 248 −39.4%
1968 261 +5.2%
1975 263 +0.8%
1982 308 +17.1%
1990 408 +32.5%
1999 468 +14.7%
2008 585 +25.0%

Sights[edit]

There is a pretty little ancient chapel to visit in Geyssans named St Ange, located on the very top of the hill. There is also a very clear view, on a good day, on the Rhone valley and the Vercors Plateau.

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