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A view of Largentière.
A view of Largentière.
Coat of arms of Largentière
Location of Largentière
Largentière is located in France
Largentière is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 44°32′37″N 4°17′39″E / 44.5436°N 4.2942°E / 44.5436; 4.2942Coordinates: 44°32′37″N 4°17′39″E / 44.5436°N 4.2942°E / 44.5436; 4.2942
IntercommunalityVal de Ligne
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Roger Durand
7.22 km2 (2.79 sq mi)
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07132 /07710
Elevation147–420 m (482–1,378 ft)
(avg. 284 m or 932 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Largentière (Occitan: L'Argentièira) is a commune in the Ardèche department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It is a subprefecture of the department.

Name[change | change source]

Its name, used since the thirteenth century in place of its more ancient name Segualeriae (Ségualières), refers to the silver mines in the area between the tenth and fifteenth centuries.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Largentière is in the southern part of the Ardèche department, in the narrow valley of the Ligne river, a short right tributary of the Ardèche river.

The commune has an area of 7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi),[1] and its average altitude is 284 m (932 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 240 m (790 ft).[2]

The distances from Largentière to other cities are:[3]

Largentière and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Largentière

Largentière is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen climate classification type for the climate at Largentière is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype "Cfb".[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Largentière are known, in French, as Largentiérois (women: Largentiéroises).[4]

With a population of 1,734,[5] Largentière has a population density of 240 inhabitants/km2. It is the second smallest subprefecture in France after Castellane in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department that has only 1,541 inhabitants (2014).

Evolution of the population in Largentière

Administration[change | change source]

Largentière is a subprefecture of the Ardèche department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Largentière and is part of the canton Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

It is part of the intercommunality Val de Ligne, officially named as Communauté de communes Val de Ligne.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Largentière (07132)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. "City of Largentière". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Largentière". (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  4. "Ardèche" (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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