Nyons (French pronunciation: ​[njɔ̃s]; Occitan: Nioun, Niom[2]) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Nyons
A general view of Nyons
A general view of Nyons
Coat of arms of Nyons
Coat of arms
Location of Nyons
Nyons is located in France
Nyons
Nyons
Nyons is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Nyons
Nyons
Coordinates: 44°21′37″N 5°08′23″E / 44.3603°N 5.1397°E / 44.3603; 5.1397Coordinates: 44°21′37″N 5°08′23″E / 44.3603°N 5.1397°E / 44.3603; 5.1397
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementNyons
CantonNyons et Baronnies
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre Combes
Area
1
23.45 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
6,782
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26220 /26110
Elevation234–940 m (768–3,084 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

 
Roman bridge near Nyons

Nyons was settled in the 6th century BC as Nyrax by a Gallic tribe, probably the Segusiavi or the Sequani. Hecataeus of Miletus mentioned Nyrax around 500 BC when writing about the Celts. It is situated next to the river Aigues or Eygues, which is crossed by an ancient bridge.

Nyons has a very mild microclimate, which makes it a good place for people suffering from respiratory problems, for which there is a special clinic. It is famed for its olives (which have PDO status[3]).

Nyons is a sub-prefecture of the department. It features two collèges and a lycée; as well as important shopping facilities and touristic attractions. Villages that are facilitated by Nyons are situated within an area of about 20 to 30 km (19 mi), such as Les Pilles, Aubres, Venterol and Mirabel-aux-Baronnies.

GeographyEdit

Nyons is approximately 120 km from Marseille and is located close to the boundary of the Vaucluse department.

 
A map of the commune.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,700—    
18002,724+0.9%
18062,744+0.7%
18213,040+10.8%
18313,397+11.7%
18363,208−5.6%
18413,251+1.3%
18463,450+6.1%
18513,590+4.1%
18563,633+1.2%
18613,653+0.6%
18663,611−1.1%
18723,623+0.3%
18763,579−1.2%
18813,222−10.0%
18863,534+9.7%
18913,349−5.2%
YearPop.±%
18963,611+7.8%
19013,638+0.7%
19063,514−3.4%
19113,507−0.2%
19213,150−10.2%
19263,157+0.2%
19313,246+2.8%
19363,500+7.8%
19463,576+2.2%
19543,637+1.7%
19624,270+17.4%
19684,982+16.7%
19755,607+12.5%
19826,061+8.1%
19906,353+4.8%
19996,723+5.8%
20087,096+5.5%

SightsEdit

International relationsEdit

Nyons is twinned with[citation needed]:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ See mistralian norm, and classical norm of Provençal.
  3. ^ Olives noires de Nyons - Profile, EU PDO/PGI Database (Accessed 27 July 2010)

External linksEdit