Coordinates: 45°04′05″N 4°50′00″E / 45.0681°N 4.8333°E / 45.0681; 4.8333
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View of Tournon-sur-Rhône.
View of Tournon-sur-Rhône.
Coat of arms of Tournon-sur-Rhône
Location of Tournon-sur-Rhône
Tournon-sur-Rhône is located in France
Tournon-sur-Rhône is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°04′05″N 4°50′00″E / 45.0681°N 4.8333°E / 45.0681; 4.8333
IntercommunalityArche Agglo
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Sausset
21.01 km2 (8.11 sq mi)
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07324 /07300
Elevation115–508 m (377–1,667 ft)
(avg. 312 m or 1,024 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Tournon-sur-Rhône is a commune in the Ardèche department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It is a subprefecture of the department. The city is at about 20 km (12 mi) to the north of Valence, the capital of the Drôme department.

History[change | change source]

Tournon-sur-Rhône, with the name of Tournon, was one of the seven districts of the Ardèche department when it was created on 4 March 1790. When the arrondissements were created in 1800, Tournon was one of the three arrondissements of the department.[1]

On 18 March 1988, the name of the city was changed from Tournon to Tournon-sur-Rhône.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Tournon-sur-Rhône is on the northeastern part of the Ardèche department, on the border with the Drôme department. The city is on the right side of the Rhône river.

The commune has an area of 20.7 km2 (8.0 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 312 m (1,024 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 121 m (397 ft).[3]

The distances from Tournon-sur-Rhône to other cities are:[4]

Tournon-sur-Rhône and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Tournon-sur-Rhône

Tournon-sur-Rhône is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen climate classification type for the climate at Montluçon is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype "Cfb".[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Tournon-sur-Rhône are known, in French, as Tournonais (women: Tournonaises).[5]

With a population of 10,558,[6] Tournon-sur-Rhône is the fourth largest city of the department and has a population density of 503 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Tournon-sur-Rhône

Administration[change | change source]

Tournon-sur-Rhône is a subprefecture of the Ardèche department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Tournon-sur-Rhône and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Tournon-sur-Rhône formed by 13 communes, including Tournon-sur-Rhône, with 20,885 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Arche Agglo, officially named as Communauté d'agglomération Hermitage-Tournonais-Herbasse-Pays de Saint Félicien.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Tournon-sur-Rhône is twinned with:

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historique de l'Ardèche". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. "Commune de Tournon-sur-Rhône (07324)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. "City of Tournon-sur-Rhône". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ville de Tournon-sur-Rhône". (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  5. "Ardèche" (in French). Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  6. "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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