Imphy

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Imphy
The Imphy bridge
The Imphy bridge
Imphy is located in France
Imphy
Imphy
Coordinates: 46°55′45″N 3°15′43″E / 46.9292°N 3.2619°E / 46.9292; 3.2619Coordinates: 46°55′45″N 3°15′43″E / 46.9292°N 3.2619°E / 46.9292; 3.2619
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Nevers
Canton Imphy
Intercommunality Fil de Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joëlle Julien
Area1 16.62 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 3,559
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58134 /58160
Elevation 176–262 m (577–860 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.

Imphy is a commune in the Nièvre department in Bourgogne, France.

Imphy is known in particular for its steel-works, renowned for their special steels which were useful in particular for the north foot of the Eiffel Tower in 1889.[1]

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 1999 census, the population was 4,015. In 2013, it was 3,559. The fall in population is attributed to a decline in industrial activities in the area. At one time the factories of Imphy employed up to 3,000 workers. Today, they (ArcelorMittal and Aubert&Duval) employ only about 1,000 workers.

Notable personalities[edit]

  • Hubert Bourdot (Imphy, 30 October 1861 – 30 September 1937) was a French Roman Catholic priest and mycologist
  • Charles Cliquet (Imphy, 21 January 1891 - Paris, 27 March 1956), member of French Resistance, Compagnon de la Libération
  • Stéphane Faye (Imphy, 10 May 1867 - Saint-Avé, 15 November 1947), writer

Imphy in the cinema[edit]

In Luc Moullet's short film, Imphy capitale de la France (1995), Moullet proposed making the town of Imphy the new capital of France, being ideally situated at the geographic centre of France.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aperam Alloys Imphy, on the web site imphy.com. Retrieved 3 January 2017. (French)