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Billom (French pronunciation: ​[bijɔ̃]; Auvergnat: Bilhom) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France.

Billom
A general view of Billom
A general view of Billom
Coat of arms of Billom
Coat of arms
Location of Billom
Billom is located in France
Billom
Billom
Billom is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Billom
Billom
Coordinates: 45°43′11″N 3°20′18″E / 45.7197°N 3.3382°E / 45.7197; 3.3382Coordinates: 45°43′11″N 3°20′18″E / 45.7197°N 3.3382°E / 45.7197; 3.3382
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementClermont-Ferrand
CantonBillom
IntercommunalityBillom - Saint-Dier / Vallée du Jauron
Government
 • Mayor (2016–2020) Jean-Michel Charlat[1]
Area
1
16.96 km2 (6.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[2]
4,829
 • Density280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63040 /63160
Elevation345–563 m (1,132–1,847 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19683,704—    
19753,968+7.1%
19824,092+3.1%
19903,968−3.0%
19994,246+7.0%
20064,632+9.1%
20094,637+0.1%
20134,632−0.1%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)

Notable nativesEdit

Billom was the birthplace of the philosopher Georges Bataille. It was also the birthplace of Cardinal Hugh Aycelin, OP, who was a 13th-century French Dominican theologian and philosopher, and who served as lector at the Studium Provinciale of Santa Sabina in Rome, this institution being the predecessor of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the "Angelicum").[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elected by municipal council on 5 February 2016: "COMPTE RENDU DU CONSEIL MUNICIPAL 5 FEVRIER 2016" (PDF) (in French). Town Hall of Billom. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Frater Hugo de Bidiliomo provincie Francie, magister fuit egregius in theologia et mul[tum] famosus in romana curia; qui actu lector existens apud Sanctam Sabinam, per papam Nicolaum quartum eiusdem ecclesie factus cardinalis [16 May 1288]; postmodum per Celestinum papa in [1294] est ordinatus in episcopum [O]stiensem", cr. p. 3r, at http://www.e-theca.net/emiliopanella/lector12.htm, accessed 9 May 2011. See also Rome across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas (2011), p. 275, at https://books.google.com/books?id=xGiHbiqknLgC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=%22#v=onepage&q&f=false, accessed 2011.