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The church in Luc-la-Primaube
The church in Luc-la-Primaube
Luc-la-Primaube is located in France
Coordinates: 44°18′53″N 2°32′09″E / 44.3147°N 2.5358°E / 44.3147; 2.5358Coordinates: 44°18′53″N 2°32′09″E / 44.3147°N 2.5358°E / 44.3147; 2.5358
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Rodez-Ouest
Intercommunality Grand Rodez
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Philippe Sadoul (PR)
Area1 26.85 km2 (10.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,544
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12133 /12450
Elevation 514–740 m (1,686–2,428 ft)
(avg. 630 m or 2,070 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.

Luc-la-Primaube is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France, in Occitanie. It is located at ten kilometres south of Rodez. Its inhabitants are called Lucois or Primaubois. Indeed, the commune includes two towns: Luc and La Primaube, 3 km (1.9 mi) apart.

Commune name[edit]

Luc-la-Primaube was called Luc until September 12, 2005. The new name was made official by the decree n° 2005-1155 of the bearing September 12, 2005 name change of communes (NOR: INTA0500236D) published in the Official journal n° 215 of September 15, 2005 page 14945.


Luc is a small town where one finds the town hall of the Luc-the-Primaube commune.

La Primaube is a commercial small town built on flat ground (without river and hill).

One finds there a church with a bell-tower recently built, a commercial place (the place of Star) with his water jets, recently arranged them too. La Primaube has many social, sporting equipment and of leisures: the nursery school and elementary private Jean Saint, the nursery school and elementary public Jean Boudou, a football stadium and a stage of Rugby, a social center. The majority of the houses recent and are gathered in allotments. There remain however some rare houses centenaries (one of maintained best gives on the round not principal of the city). Beside the allotments, one falls directly on the green fields, thickets or ponds. Many people living in these recent allotments work in Rodez, located at 10 minutes in the car.

The road carrying out of Rodez with La Primaube is next to by a large surface, dealers, and boroughs caught up with by the urbanization (Boissonnade, Espessergues…)


The history of the commune of Luc-la-Primaube is related to the old parish of Capelle Saint-Martin which was formerly under the domination of the abbey of Bonnecombe. Formerly, the relic of Saint-Martin made come good number of anybody in order to cure the disease known as: worms. Today the relic is located at the old people's home Sainte-Anne of the commune.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 611 —    
1800 631 +3.3%
1831 1,023 +62.1%
1836 1,025 +0.2%
1841 1,056 +3.0%
1846 1,093 +3.5%
1851 1,114 +1.9%
1856 1,160 +4.1%
1861 1,176 +1.4%
1866 1,171 −0.4%
1872 1,154 −1.5%
1876 1,170 +1.4%
1881 1,166 −0.3%
1886 1,241 +6.4%
1891 1,294 +4.3%
1896 1,315 +1.6%
1901 1,369 +4.1%
1906 1,398 +2.1%
1911 1,399 +0.1%
1921 1,319 −5.7%
1926 1,305 −1.1%
1931 1,330 +1.9%
1936 1,410 +6.0%
1946 1,241 −12.0%
1954 1,238 −0.2%
1962 1,428 +15.3%
1968 1,864 +30.5%
1975 2,613 +40.2%
1982 3,674 +40.6%
1990 4,036 +9.9%
1999 4,719 +16.9%
2008 5,544 +17.5%


La Primaube counts several monuments very abors his church modern going back to 1964. In the passing one can remaquer his bell-tower builds 4 bells recently cash. The heart of the church is especially marked by 2 sculpture a representative the Virgin Mary and the other Christ on the cross.

La Primaube counts also two memorials a war memorial represent a soldier of the war of 14 dead and another more recent monument with the memory of the soldiers aveyronnais dead for France in Algeria, Maroc and Tunisia or is laid out a flag of France is a tablet representing the chart of Aveyron as well as the names of aveyronnais which fell in Algeria.

Another building the church of La Capelle Saint-Martin, today small hamlet but which was the cradle of the commune.


Bonnaventure Lunet de la Maléne (1813–1892) was mayor of Rodez (05/1871-11/1874), general adviser of Campagnac (1858–1871). His son, Edmond Lunet de la Maléne (1841–1910), lawyer was mayor of Luc (1890–1910). He was president of the Central Company of Agriculture of Aveyron.

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