Loriol-sur-Drôme

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Loriol-sur-Drôme
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Loriol-sur-Drôme
Coat of arms
Location of Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme is located in France
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Coordinates: 44°45′09″N 4°49′24″E / 44.7525°N 4.8233°E / 44.7525; 4.8233Coordinates: 44°45′09″N 4°49′24″E / 44.7525°N 4.8233°E / 44.7525; 4.8233
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementDie
CantonLoriol-sur-Drôme
IntercommunalityVal de Drôme
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Ladegaillerie
Area
1
28.66 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
5,745
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26166 /26270
Elevation81–365 m (266–1,198 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 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.

Loriol-sur-Drôme (Vivaro-Alpine: L’Auriòu de Droma) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Loriol is situated in the Rhône valley, between Valence and Montélimar. The neighbouring villages are Livron-sur-Drôme, Mirmande, and Cliousclat.

History[edit]

Roman emperor Aurelian is said to have based a camp here. The medieval fortress was destroyed in the wars of religion, leaving only the ramparts.

During World War II, Loriol was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in August 1944.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,839—    
18002,392+30.1%
18062,344−2.0%
18212,458+4.9%
18313,048+24.0%
18363,340+9.6%
18413,460+3.6%
18463,530+2.0%
18513,588+1.6%
18563,554−0.9%
18613,524−0.8%
18663,512−0.3%
18723,634+3.5%
18763,686+1.4%
18813,511−4.7%
18863,518+0.2%
18913,506−0.3%
18963,330−5.0%
19013,108−6.7%
19063,136+0.9%
19113,012−4.0%
19213,112+3.3%
19263,168+1.8%
19313,057−3.5%
19362,800−8.4%
19462,685−4.1%
19542,886+7.5%
19623,583+24.2%
19683,421−4.5%
19753,514+2.7%
19824,635+31.9%
19905,609+21.0%
19995,698+1.6%
20085,745+0.8%

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