Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche

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Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche

Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche is located in France
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche
Administration
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Villeneuve-de-Berg
Mayor Jean Claude Bacconnier
(2001-2008)
Statistics
Elevation 121–300 m (397–984 ft)
(avg. 168 m/551 ft)
Land area1 5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population2 241  (1999)
 - Density 46 /km2 (120 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07272/ 07200
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°31′19″N 4°24′01″E / 44.5219444444°N 4.40027777778°E / 44.5219444444; 4.40027777778

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])
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
163 170 167 206 214 241 300
From the year 1968 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once.

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