|• Mayor (2001-2008)||Patrice Faure|
|Area1||11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||19.33/km2 (50.08/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||07252 /07310|
|Elevation||574–1,083 m (1,883–3,553 ft)
(avg. 682 m or 2,238 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.
Geography[change | change 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 | change 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. In 1801, the village was named Saint-Julien-Boutières in memory of a Roman soldier who became a Christian. 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 | change source]
There are 11 hamlets which are part of the commune of Saint-Julien-Boutières:
- Le Chambonnet-Haut
- Le Chambonnet-Bas
- La Grandmaison
- Le Monteillet
- La Grangette