Loriol-sur-Drôme

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Loriol-sur-Drôme
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Loriol-sur-Drôme
Coat of arms
Loriol-sur-Drôme is located in France
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
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Canton Loriol-sur-Drôme
Intercommunality Val de Drôme
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Ladegaillerie
Area1 28.66 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,745
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 26166 /26270
Elevation 81–365 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 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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,839 —    
1800 2,392 +30.1%
1806 2,344 −2.0%
1821 2,458 +4.9%
1831 3,048 +24.0%
1836 3,340 +9.6%
1841 3,460 +3.6%
1846 3,530 +2.0%
1851 3,588 +1.6%
1856 3,554 −0.9%
1861 3,524 −0.8%
1866 3,512 −0.3%
1872 3,634 +3.5%
1876 3,686 +1.4%
1881 3,511 −4.7%
1886 3,518 +0.2%
1891 3,506 −0.3%
1896 3,330 −5.0%
1901 3,108 −6.7%
1906 3,136 +0.9%
1911 3,012 −4.0%
1921 3,112 +3.3%
1926 3,168 +1.8%
1931 3,057 −3.5%
1936 2,800 −8.4%
1946 2,685 −4.1%
1954 2,886 +7.5%
1962 3,583 +24.2%
1968 3,421 −4.5%
1975 3,514 +2.7%
1982 4,635 +31.9%
1990 5,609 +21.0%
1999 5,698 +1.6%
2008 5,745 +0.8%

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