Geyssans is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Geyssans
Coat of arms of Geyssans
Location of Geyssans
Geyssans is located in France
Geyssans
Geyssans
Geyssans is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Geyssans
Geyssans
Coordinates: 45°07′20″N 5°05′40″E / 45.1222°N 5.0944°E / 45.1222; 5.0944Coordinates: 45°07′20″N 5°05′40″E / 45.1222°N 5.0944°E / 45.1222; 5.0944
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementValence
CantonDrôme des collines
IntercommunalityCA Valence Romans Agglo
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) André Mege[1]
Area
1
10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
715
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26140 /26750
Elevation242–475 m (794–1,558 ft)
(avg. 435 m or 1,427 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

LocationEdit

It is located north of Génissieux, off the D52 which goes towards St Michel s/ Savasse, and Montmiral. The main road ends up in Reculais, a former commune now part of Arthémonay.[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1911409—    
1962248−39.4%
1968261+5.2%
1975263+0.8%
1982308+17.1%
1990408+32.5%
1999468+14.7%
2008585+25.0%

SightsEdit

There is a pretty little ancient chapel to visit in Geyssans named St Ange, located on the very top of the hill. There is also a very clear view, on a good day, on the Rhone valley and the Vercors Plateau.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Reculais, EHESS. (in French)