Saint-Julien-Boutières

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Saint-Julien-Boutières

Saint-Julien-Boutières is located in France
Saint-Julien-Boutières
Administration
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Tournon-sur-Rhône
Canton Saint-Martin-de-Valamas
Mayor Patrice Faure
(2001-2008)
Statistics
Elevation 574–1,083 m (1,883–3,553 ft)
(avg. 682 m/2,238 ft)
Land area1 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population2 215  (1999)
 - Density 19 /km2 (49 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07252/ 07310
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.

Coordinates: 44°58′30″N 4°21′10″E / 44.975°N 4.35277777778°E / 44.975; 4.35277777778

Saint-Julien-Boutières is a commune in the Ardèche département in southern France.

Geography[change | edit source]

Saint-Julien-Boutières is in the Regional Natural Park of the Monts-d'Ardèche (French: Parc naturel régional des Monts d'Ardèche). This is known as the Country of Chestnut trees (French: Le Pays des Châtaigners).

History[change | edit source]

In the Middle Ages, the commune was called Châteauneuf en Boutières. During the French Revolution, it was renamed Bout d'Erieu, then in 1793, Bout-d'Hesrieux.[1] In 1801, the village was named Saint-Julien-Boutières in memory of a roman soldier who became a Christian.[2] He was martyred in Brioude in the Haute-Loire department. The commune of Intres was a hamlet of Saint-Julien-Boutières until 1911.

Hamlets[change | edit source]

There are 11 hamlets which are part of the commune of Saint-Julien-Boutières:

  • Le Chambonnet-Haut
  • Le Chambonnet-Bas
  • Sauverzac
  • La Grandmaison
  • Signeronde
  • Fontcouverte
  • Le Monteillet
  • Tabuant
  • Signebernard
  • Rimande
  • La Grangette

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