Avignonet

Avignonet
Monteynard Lake on the border with Monteynard
Monteynard Lake on the border with Monteynard
Location of Avignonet
Avignonet is located in France
Avignonet
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Avignonet is located in Auvergne-Rh么ne-Alpes
Avignonet
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Coordinates: 44掳57鈥35鈥砃 5掳39鈥28鈥矱锘 / 锘44.9597掳N 5.6578掳E锘 / 44.9597; 5.6578Coordinates: 44掳57鈥35鈥砃 5掳39鈥28鈥矱锘 / 锘44.9597掳N 5.6578掳E锘 / 44.9597; 5.6578
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rh么ne-Alpes
Department Is猫re
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Matheysine-Tri猫ves
Intercommunality CC Tri猫ves
Government
 鈥 Mayor (2020鈥2026) J茅r么me Fauconnier[1]
Area
1
8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
197
 鈥 Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 鈥 Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38023 /38650
Elevation 362鈥825 m (1,188鈥2,707 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Avignonet is a commune in the Is猫re department in the Auvergne-Rh么ne-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avignonetins or Avignonetines.[3]

Geography

Avignonet is located some 25 km south of Grenoble and 8 km north of Monestier-de-Clermont. Access to the commune is by the A51 autoroute (E712) which passes south through the western arm of the commune and has Exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13  Sinard on the commune border. Access to the village is by road D110A from Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze in the north which comes down the western border of the commune to the village. The D110C goes east from Sinard to the dam through the south of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Cros and Le Mas in the south-east. There are large forests in the east of the commune with the rest of the commune farmland.[4]

The eastern border of the commune is entirely formed by the Drac river and the large artificial Monteynard lake formed by the dam on the Drac river. Several streams rise in the commune and flow east to the lake including the Ruisseau d'Aiguettas, the Ruisseau de Mitraire, the Ruisseau de la Proche, and the Ruisseau des Vaux which forms part of the northern border.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villages

[4]

Administration

List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name
2001 2007 Camille Chatelard
2007 2026 J茅r么me Fauconnier

Demography

In 2017 the commune had 197 inhabitants. In 1962 its population peaked at 951, which was due to construction workers for the Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet reservoir.[6]

Historical population
Year Pop. 卤% p.a.
1793 281 鈥    
1800 279 鈭0.10%
1806 291 +0.70%
1821 280 鈭0.26%
1831 262 鈭0.66%
1836 285 +1.70%
1841 306 +1.43%
1846 259 鈭3.28%
1851 262 +0.23%
1856 247 鈭1.17%
1861 271 +1.87%
1866 266 鈭0.37%
1872 280 +0.86%
1876 270 鈭0.91%
1881 233 鈭2.90%
1886 230 鈭0.26%
1891 219 鈭0.98%
1896 209 鈭0.93%
Year Pop. 卤% p.a.
1901 376 +12.46%
1906 209 鈭11.08%
1911 203 鈭0.58%
1921 136 鈭3.93%
1926 132 鈭0.60%
1931 143 +1.61%
1936 129 鈭2.04%
1946 110 鈭1.58%
1954 112 +0.23%
1962 951 +30.65%
1968 102 鈭31.07%
1975 87 鈭2.25%
1982 132 +6.14%
1990 146 +1.27%
1999 189 +2.91%
2007 222 +2.03%
2012 203 鈭1.77%
2017 197 鈭0.60%
Source: EHESS[7] and INSEE[8]
Footbridge over the Drac

Culture and heritage

The Dam across the Drac

Civil heritage

  • The Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet with its Dam and Hydro-electricity plant.
  • Ruins of the Chateau d'Ars
  • The Chateau des marceaux from the 17th century
Former Chateaux
  • Chateau La Cluse
  • Chateau des seigneurs du Gua

See also

References

  1. ^ "R茅pertoire national des 茅lus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des donn茅es publiques fran莽aises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations l茅gales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Is猫re (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. ^ C. Marie (1963). "Premier bilan du recensement de 1962 dans le d茅partement de l'Is猫re". Revue de G茅ographie Alpine. 51 (2): 292鈥293.
  7. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Avignonet, EHESS. (in French)
  8. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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