Avignonet

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Avignonet
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Monteynard Lake on the border with Monteynard
Location of Avignonet
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Avignonet
Coordinates: 44°57′35″N5°39′28″E / 44.9597°N 5.6578°E / 44.9597; 5.6578 Coordinates: 44°57′35″N5°39′28″E / 44.9597°N 5.6578°E / 44.9597; 5.6578
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Matheysine-Trièves
Intercommunality CC Trièves
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Jérôme Fauconnier [1]
Area
1
8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [2]
197
  Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38023 /38650
Elevation362–825 m (1,188–2,707 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Avignonet is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

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The inhabitants of the commune are known as Avignonetins or Avignonetines. [3]

Geography

Avignonet is located some 25 km south of Grenoble and 8 km north of Monestier-de-Clermont. Access to the commune is by the A51 autoroute (E712) which passes south through the western arm of the commune and has Exit Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg  13  Sinard on the commune border. Access to the village is by road D110A from Saint-Martin-de-la-Cluze in the north which comes down the western border of the commune to the village. The D110C goes east from Sinard to the dam through the south of the commune. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Le Cros and Le Mas in the south-east. There are large forests in the east of the commune with the rest of the commune farmland. [4]

The eastern border of the commune is entirely formed by the Drac river and the large artificial Monteynard lake formed by the dam on the Drac river. Several streams rise in the commune and flow east to the lake including the Ruisseau d'Aiguettas, the Ruisseau de Mitraire, the Ruisseau de la Proche, and the Ruisseau des Vaux which forms part of the northern border. [4]

Neighbouring communes and villages

[4]

Administration

List of Successive Mayors [5]

FromToName
20012007Camille Chatelard
20072026Jérôme Fauconnier

Demography

In 2017 the commune had 197 inhabitants. In 1962 its population peaked at 951, which was due to construction workers for the Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet reservoir. [6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 281    
1800 279−0.10%
1806 291+0.70%
1821 280−0.26%
1831 262−0.66%
1836 285+1.70%
1841 306+1.43%
1846 259−3.28%
1851 262+0.23%
1856 247−1.17%
1861 271+1.87%
1866 266−0.37%
1872 280+0.86%
1876 270−0.91%
1881 233−2.90%
1886 230−0.26%
1891 219−0.98%
1896 209−0.93%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 376+12.46%
1906 209−11.08%
1911 203−0.58%
1921 136−3.93%
1926 132−0.60%
1931 143+1.61%
1936 129−2.04%
1946 110−1.58%
1954 112+0.23%
1962 951+30.65%
1968 102−31.07%
1975 87−2.25%
1982 132+6.14%
1990 146+1.27%
1999 189+2.91%
2007 222+2.03%
2012 203−1.77%
2017 197−0.60%
Source: EHESS [7] and INSEE [8]
Footbridge over the Drac Passerelle du Drac.JPG
Footbridge over the Drac

Culture and heritage

The Dam across the Drac SGLM13.JPG
The Dam across the Drac

Civil heritage

Former Chateaux

See also

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References

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. Inhabitants of Isère (in French)
  4. 1 2 3 Google Maps
  5. List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. C. Marie (1963). "Premier bilan du recensement de 1962 dans le département de l'Isère". Revue de Géographie Alpine. 51 (2): 292–293.
  7. Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Avignonet, EHESS. (in French)
  8. Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE