Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche

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Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
St.Maurice-d'Ardèche (Ardèche, Fr) église, côté entrée.JPG
Location of Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche is located in France
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
Coordinates: 44°31′19″N 4°24′01″E / 44.5219444444°N 4.40027777778°E / 44.5219444444; 4.40027777778Coordinates: 44°31′19″N 4°24′01″E / 44.5219444444°N 4.40027777778°E / 44.5219444444; 4.40027777778
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentArdèche
ArrondissementPrivas
CantonVilleneuve-de-Berg
Government
 • Mayor (2001-2008) Jean Claude Bacconnier
Area
1
5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
241
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07272 /07200
Elevation121–300 m (397–984 ft)
(avg. 168 m or 551 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche is a commune in the Ardèche département in southern France.

History[change | change source]

Saint-Maurice was built around a Benedictine convent in the 11th century.[1] The commune changed its name many times. Before the French Revolution the name was Saint-Maurice-Terlin (contraction of Terre à lin - Land of Flax) because the inhabitants grew flax.[2] The village then became Saint Maurice Torsinet in 1793. Eight years later, in 1801, the name was changed again, first to Saint-Maurice-en-Lanas then Saint-Maurice-et-Lanas. In 1846 it was simply Saint-Maurice. The current name, Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche appeared between 1846 and 1861. It is because the commune is close to the river Ardèche.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The village is between the communes of Aubenas and Ruoms. It is close to the river Ardèche. There are many vineyards there.[4]

Demography[change | change source]

Change in population
(Source : INSEE[5])
1962196819751982199019992006
163170167206214241300
From the year 1968 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once. .

References[change | change source]

  1. "Origin of the commune". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  2. "Origin of the first name". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  3. "Cassini". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  4. "Landscape in Saint-Maurice". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  5. Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche on Insee's website