Nyons

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Nyons
A general view of Nyons
A general view of Nyons
Coat of arms of Nyons
Coat of arms
Location of Nyons
Nyons is located in France
Nyons
Nyons
Nyons is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Nyons
Nyons
Coordinates: 44°21′37″N 5°08′23″E / 44.3603°N 5.1397°E / 44.3603; 5.1397Coordinates: 44°21′37″N 5°08′23″E / 44.3603°N 5.1397°E / 44.3603; 5.1397
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementNyons
CantonNyons et Baronnies
IntercommunalityVal d'Eygues
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Pierre Combes
Area
1
23.45 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,995
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26220 /26110
Elevation234–940 m (768–3,084 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Nyons (French pronunciation: ​[njɔ̃s]; Occitan: Niom) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

History[edit]

Roman bridge near Nyons

Nyons was settled in the 6th century BC as Nyrax by a Gallic tribe, probably the Segusiavi or the Sequani. Hecataeus of Miletus mentioned Nyrax around 500 BC when writing about the Celts. It is situated next to the river Aigues or Eygues, which is crossed by an ancient bridge.

Nyons has a very mild microclimate, which makes it a good place for people suffering from respiratory problems, for which there is a special clinic. It is famed for its olives (which have PDO status[2]).

Nyons is a sub-prefecture of the department. It features two collèges and a lycée; as well as important shopping facilities and touristic attractions. Villages that are facilitated by Nyons are situated within an area of about 20 to 30 km (19 mi), such as Les Pilles, Aubres, Venterol and Mirabel-aux-Baronnies.

Geography[edit]

Nyons is approximately 120 km from Marseille and is located close to the boundary of the Vaucluse department.

A map of the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,700—    
18002,724+0.9%
18062,744+0.7%
18213,040+10.8%
18313,397+11.7%
18363,208−5.6%
18413,251+1.3%
18463,450+6.1%
18513,590+4.1%
18563,633+1.2%
18613,653+0.6%
18663,611−1.1%
18723,623+0.3%
18763,579−1.2%
18813,222−10.0%
18863,534+9.7%
18913,349−5.2%
18963,611+7.8%
19013,638+0.7%
19063,514−3.4%
19113,507−0.2%
19213,150−10.2%
19263,157+0.2%
19313,246+2.8%
19363,500+7.8%
19463,576+2.2%
19543,637+1.7%
19624,270+17.4%
19684,982+16.7%
19755,607+12.5%
19826,061+8.1%
19906,353+4.8%
19996,723+5.8%
20087,096+5.5%

Sights[edit]

International relations[edit]

Nyons is twinned with[citation needed]:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Olives noires de Nyons - Profile, EU PDO/PGI Database (Accessed 27 July 2010)

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