Asprières is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

Asprières
Asprières War Memorial
Asprières War Memorial
Coat of arms of Asprières
Location of Asprières
Asprières is located in France
Asprières
Asprières
Asprières is located in Occitanie
Asprières
Asprières
Coordinates: 44°32′48″N 2°08′44″E / 44.5467°N 2.1456°E / 44.5467; 2.1456Coordinates: 44°32′48″N 2°08′44″E / 44.5467°N 2.1456°E / 44.5467; 2.1456
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAveyron
ArrondissementVillefranche-de-Rouergue
CantonLot et Montbazinois
IntercommunalityGrand-Figeac
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Francis Delous[1]
Area
1
17.09 km2 (6.60 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
739
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
12012 /12700
Elevation167–546 m (548–1,791 ft)
(avg. 430 m or 1,410 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aspriérois or Aspriéroises.[3]

GeographyEdit

Asprières is located some 10 km south-east of Figeac just east of Capdenac-Gare. Access to the commune is by the D40 road from Bouillac in the north-east passing south-west through the heart of the commune and the village and continuing south-west to Salles-Courbatiès. The D994 road from Capdenac-Gare passes down the western border of the commune then east to the village and onwards to Les Albres in the south-east. The tortuous D144 road from Bouillac to Les Albres passes through the neck of the commune in the north-east. A railway runs along the northern border of the commune going east from Capdenac-Gare but there is no station in the commune. The nearest station is in Bouillac. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Bor, Vernet le Haut, La Coustille, Labrol, Querbes, Paysan, and La Montjouvie - all in the north of the commune - and La Marmiesse east of the village. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with particularly large forests in the north and north-east.[4]

The Lot river forms all of the northern border of the commune with the department of Lot on the other side of the river. The Lot flows from east to west eventually joining the Garonne north of Bordeaux. Several streams rise in the commune and flow north to join the Lot including the: Ruisseau de Prat Rigal, Ruisseau de Querbes, and the Ruisseau de Roucayrol. The Ruisseau de l'Estang forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows south-west to join the Ruisseau de Tournac which forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west.[4]

Neighbouring communes and villagesEdit

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HistoryEdit

In 1790 Asprières was the capital of a canton. In 1922 it lost its status as capital which was transferred to Capdenac-Gare.

HeraldryEdit

Blazon:

Azure, a tower of Argent turreted, masoned in Sable with port of Gules.



AdministrationEdit

 
The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors[5]

From To Name
1795 1799 Pierre Frechet
1800 1834 Jean Baptiste Escudie
1834 1838 Joseph Gabriel Raynal
1838 1839 François Escudie
1839 1843 Jean Joulie
1843 1848 Jean Baptiste Andrieu
1848 1848 Augustin Delbies
1848 1852 François Escudie
1852 1871 Jean Baptiste Andrieu
1871 1877 Léon Piales
1878 1892 Auguste Escudie
1892 1896 Victor Aussel
1896 1900 Théophile Gazeau
2001 2008 Robert Marty
2008 2013 Alain Combes[6]
2013 2014 Jean Pierre Cantaloube
2014 2020 Alain Casterot
2020 2026 Francis Delous

DemographyEdit

In 2017 the commune had 733 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 578—    
1800 685+2.46%
1806 1,418+12.89%
1821 1,512+0.43%
1831 1,443−0.47%
1836 1,459+0.22%
1841 1,464+0.07%
1846 1,643+2.33%
1851 1,620−0.28%
1856 1,674+0.66%
1861 1,656−0.22%
1866 1,821+1.92%
1872 1,857+0.33%
1876 1,816−0.56%
1881 1,193−8.06%
1886 1,256+1.03%
1891 1,201−0.89%
1896 1,088−1.96%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 989−1.89%
1906 912−1.61%
1911 896−0.35%
1921 883−0.15%
1926 859−0.55%
1931 774−2.06%
1936 715−1.57%
1946 675−0.57%
1954 678+0.06%
1962 655−0.43%
1968 634−0.54%
1975 650+0.36%
1982 672+0.48%
1990 691+0.35%
1999 707+0.25%
2007 705−0.04%
2012 701−0.11%
2017 733+0.90%
Source: EHESS[7] and INSEE[8]
 
A street in Asprières

Sites and monumentsEdit

 
The Church of Saint Martial

In the Parish Church of Saint-Martial is an item registered as a historical object:

  • Painting and its frame: The last communion of Saint Jerome (1885) [9]

BibliographyEdit

  • Christian-Pierre Bedel, preface by Jacques Dournes, Capdenac, Los Aures, Asprièras, Balaguièr, Bolhac, Causse-e-Diège, Foissac, Naussac, Salas, Sonnac / Christian-Pierre Bedel e los estatjants del canton de Capdenac, Rodez, Mission départementale de la culture, 1996, Al canton collection, 240 pages, ill., cover ill., 28 cm, ISBN 2-907279-23-8, ISSN 1151-8375, BnF 36688708h (Occitan) (in French)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Aveyron (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  6. ^ The Mayor Alain Combres is deceased, 6 August 2013, ladepeche.fr website, consulted on 16 October 2013 (in French)
  7. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Asprières, EHESS. (in French)
  8. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM12000210 Painting and its frame: The last communion of Saint Jerome (in French)

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