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Juvinas is located in France
Coordinates: 44°42′41″N 4°18′23″E / 44.7114°N 4.3064°E / 44.7114; 4.3064Coordinates: 44°42′41″N 4°18′23″E / 44.7114°N 4.3064°E / 44.7114; 4.3064
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Largentière
Canton Antraigues-sur-Volane
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Baratier
Area1 8.43 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 161
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 07111 /07600
Elevation 400–1,062 m (1,312–3,484 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.

Juvinas is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 159 —    
1968 181 +13.8%
1975 144 −20.4%
1982 138 −4.2%
1990 153 +10.9%
1999 149 −2.6%
2008 161 +8.1%

Famous features[edit]

A meteorite felt in June 1821, on the 15th, whose name therefore became the Juvinas meteorite.[1] It felt in the hamlet of Libonès, at a place called “le Cros du Libonès” (in French). It is a eucrite, coming from Vesta minor planet, the 4th asteroid by size from the main asteroid belt, between Jupiter and Mars. Half of the original recovered fall is still kept in the French national collection of meteorites at MNHN museum, in Paris, France. The remaining was kept in neighborhood family homes, but the lack of transmission of their origin through successive generations ended with the loss, by discarding, of most if not all of these therefore unidentified pieces.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Meteoritical Society. "Meteoritical Bulletin- Entry for Juvinas". Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Retrieved 18 January 2016.