Juvinas

Juvinas is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.

Juvinas
Location of Juvinas
Juvinas is located in France
Juvinas
Juvinas
Juvinas is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Juvinas
Juvinas
Coordinates: 44°42′41″N 4°18′23″E / 44.7114°N 4.3064°E / 44.7114; 4.3064Coordinates: 44°42′41″N 4°18′23″E / 44.7114°N 4.3064°E / 44.7114; 4.3064
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentArdèche
ArrondissementLargentière
CantonAubenas-1
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Baratier
Area
1
8.43 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
172
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07111 /07600
Elevation400–1,062 m (1,312–3,484 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.±%
1962159—    
1968181+13.8%
1975144−20.4%
1982138−4.2%
1990153+10.9%
1999149−2.6%
2008161+8.1%

Famous featuresEdit

A meteorite felt in June 1821, on the 15th, whose name therefore became the Juvinas meteorite.[2] It felt in the hamlet of Libonès, at a place called “le Cros du Libonès” (in French). It is a eucrite, coming from Vesta minor planet, the 4th asteroid by size from the main asteroid belt, between Jupiter and Mars. Half of the original recovered fall is still kept in the French national collection of meteorites at MNHN museum, in Paris, France. The remaining was kept in neighborhood family homes, but the lack of transmission of their origin through successive generations ended with the loss, by discarding, of most if not all of these therefore unidentified pieces.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ The Meteoritical Society. "Meteoritical Bulletin- Entry for Juvinas". Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Retrieved 18 January 2016.