Loriol-sur-Drôme

Loriol-sur-Drôme (French pronunciation: ​[lɔʁjɔl syʁ dʁom], literally Loriol on Drôme; Vivaro-Alpine: L’Auriòu de Droma) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Loriol-sur-Drôme
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Loriol-sur-Drôme
Location of Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme is located in France
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Coordinates: 44°45′09″N 4°49′24″E / 44.7525°N 4.8233°E / 44.7525; 4.8233Coordinates: 44°45′09″N 4°49′24″E / 44.7525°N 4.8233°E / 44.7525; 4.8233
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementDie
CantonLoriol-sur-Drôme
IntercommunalityVal de Drôme en Biovallée
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Claude Aurias
Area
1
28.66 km2 (11.07 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
6,605
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26166 /26270
Elevation81–365 m (266–1,198 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Loriol is situated in the Rhône valley, between Valence and Montélimar. The neighbouring villages are Livron-sur-Drôme, Mirmande, and Cliousclat.

HistoryEdit

Roman emperor Aurelian is said to have based a camp here. The medieval fortress was destroyed in the wars of religion, leaving only the ramparts.

During World War II, Loriol was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in August 1944.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,839—    
18002,392+30.1%
18062,344−2.0%
18212,458+4.9%
18313,048+24.0%
18363,340+9.6%
18413,460+3.6%
18463,530+2.0%
18513,588+1.6%
18563,554−0.9%
18613,524−0.8%
18663,512−0.3%
18723,634+3.5%
18763,686+1.4%
18813,511−4.7%
18863,518+0.2%
18913,506−0.3%
YearPop.±%
18963,330−5.0%
19013,108−6.7%
19063,136+0.9%
19113,012−4.0%
19213,112+3.3%
19263,168+1.8%
19313,057−3.5%
19362,800−8.4%
19462,685−4.1%
19542,886+7.5%
19623,583+24.2%
19683,421−4.5%
19753,514+2.7%
19824,635+31.9%
19905,609+21.0%
19995,698+1.6%
20085,745+0.8%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.