Hérisson

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Hérisson
A general view of Hérisson
A general view of Hérisson
Coat of arms of Hérisson
Coat of arms
Hérisson is located in France
Hérisson
Hérisson
Coordinates: 46°30′34″N 2°42′44″E / 46.5094°N 2.7122°E / 46.5094; 2.7122Coordinates: 46°30′34″N 2°42′44″E / 46.5094°N 2.7122°E / 46.5094; 2.7122
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Montluçon
Canton Huriel
Intercommunality Pays de Tronçais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Faureau[1]
Area1 32.57 km2 (12.58 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 636
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03127 /03190
Elevation 177–327 m (581–1,073 ft)
(avg. 199 m or 653 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.
For other uses, see Hérisson (disambiguation).

Hérisson is a town in the Allier department in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 916 —    
1968 1,043 +13.9%
1975 979 −6.1%
1982 872 −10.9%
1990 801 −8.1%
1999 709 −11.5%
2008 676 −4.7%
2012 636 −5.9%
Source: INSEE

Notable people[edit]

  • Henri Harpignies (June 28, 1819 – August 28, 1916), 19th century painter of the Barbizon school who made many pictures of Hérisson and the surroundings
  • Louis Bignon (26 June 1816 - 18 May 1906), restaurateur, who made the Café Riche the most fashionable in Paris.
  • Olivier Perrier (born September 15, 1940), actor, codirector of the "Théâtre des Fédérés".

Gallery[edit]

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 (in French). 1 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.