Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule

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Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
Commune
The belfry of the church and the clock tower
The belfry of the church and the clock tower
Coat of arms of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
Coat of arms
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule is located in France
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
Coordinates: 46°18′30″N 3°17′24″E / 46.3083°N 3.29°E / 46.3083; 3.29Coordinates: 46°18′30″N 3°17′24″E / 46.3083°N 3.29°E / 46.3083; 3.29
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Moulins
Canton Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
Intercommunality Pays Saint-Pourcinois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Coulon[1]
Area1 35.67 km2 (13.77 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,971
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03254 /03500
Elevation 226–306 m (741–1,004 ft)
(avg. 237 m or 778 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.

Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is located 28 km (17 mi) north of Vichy and 32 km (20 mi) south of Moulins on the former Route nationale 9 (departmental road 2009).

The river Bouble forms part of the commune's southern border, then flows into the Sioule, which flows north-northeast through the commune and crosses the town.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,458 —    
1800 3,395 −1.8%
1806 3,559 +4.8%
1821 3,975 +11.7%
1831 4,376 +10.1%
1836 4,731 +8.1%
1841 4,636 −2.0%
1846 4,961 +7.0%
1851 4,938 −0.5%
1856 4,873 −1.3%
1861 5,006 +2.7%
1866 5,001 −0.1%
1872 4,997 −0.1%
1876 4,998 +0.0%
1881 5,025 +0.5%
1886 5,106 +1.6%
1891 4,998 −2.1%
1896 5,001 +0.1%
1901 4,943 −1.2%
1906 5,101 +3.2%
1911 4,921 −3.5%
1921 4,579 −6.9%
1926 4,810 +5.0%
1931 4,598 −4.4%
1936 4,560 −0.8%
1946 4,430 −2.9%
1954 4,414 −0.4%
1962 4,799 +8.7%
1968 5,088 +6.0%
1975 5,345 +5.1%
1982 5,199 −2.7%
1990 5,159 −0.8%
1999 5,263 +2.0%
2008 5,065 −3.8%
2013 4,971 −1.9%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)[2]

Wine[edit]

Saint-Pourçain wine is made in an area around the commune.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative list of communes of Allier] (PDF) (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ 1968–1999, 2008 and 2013, INSEE (in French).

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