Romans-sur-Isère

Romans-sur-Isère ([ʁɔ.mɑ̃.syʁ.i.zɛːʁ]; Occitan: Rumans d'Isèra;[3] Old Occitan: Romans) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Romans-sur-Isère
A view of Romans-sur-Isère and the river Isère
A view of Romans-sur-Isère and the river Isère
Coat of arms of Romans-sur-Isère
Coat of arms
Location of Romans-sur-Isère
Romans-sur-Isère is located in France
Romans-sur-Isère
Romans-sur-Isère
Romans-sur-Isère is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Romans-sur-Isère
Romans-sur-Isère
Coordinates: 45°02′47″N 5°03′06″E / 45.0464°N 5.0517°E / 45.0464; 5.0517Coordinates: 45°02′47″N 5°03′06″E / 45.0464°N 5.0517°E / 45.0464; 5.0517
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
ArrondissementValence
CantonRomans-sur-Isère and Bourg-de-Péage
IntercommunalityCA Valence Romans Agglo
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Marie-Hélène Thoraval[1]
Area
1
33.08 km2 (12.77 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
33,160
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
26281 /26100
Elevation122–291 m (400–955 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Romans-sur-Isère is located on the Isère, 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Valence. There are more than 50,000 inhabitants in the urban area (if the neighboring town of Bourg-de-Péage is included). Romans is close to the Vercors.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 5,742—    
1800 6,473+1.73%
1806 6,997+1.31%
1821 8,837+1.57%
1831 9,285+0.50%
1836 9,972+1.44%
1841 9,471−1.03%
1846 9,958+1.01%
1851 10,869+1.77%
1856 11,219+0.64%
1861 11,257+0.07%
1866 11,524+0.47%
1872 12,674+1.60%
1876 12,923+0.49%
1881 13,806+1.33%
1886 14,733+1.31%
1891 16,545+2.35%
1896 16,702+0.19%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 17,140+0.52%
1906 17,622+0.56%
1911 17,201−0.48%
1921 17,054−0.09%
1926 17,596+0.63%
1931 18,957+1.50%
1936 19,489+0.56%
1946 22,171+1.30%
1954 22,559+0.22%
1962 26,377+1.97%
1968 31,545+3.03%
1975 33,030+0.66%
1982 33,152+0.05%
1990 32,734−0.16%
1999 32,667−0.02%
2007 33,234+0.22%
2012 33,701+0.28%
2017 33,160−0.32%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

EconomyEdit

HistoryEdit

  • Historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie wrote Carnaval de Romans (1980) a microhistorical study, based on the only two surviving eyewitness accounts, of the 1580 massacre of about twenty artisans at the annual carnival in the town. He treats the massacre as a microcosm of the political, social and religious conflicts of rural society in the latter half of the 16th century in France.
  • On July 18, 2017, the town was the endpoint for Stage Sixteen of the Tour De France.
  • On April 4, 2020 Two people were killed and five wounded in a knife attack, in what the interior minister called a terrorist incident. Prosecutors said the suspect was a Sudanese refugee in his 30s who lived in the town.[6]

SightsEdit

  • Collegiate church of St. Barnard
  • International Museum of Footwear
  • Tower of Jacquemart clock
 
Église Saint-Barnard

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Romans-sur-Isère is twinned with:[7]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Bouvier, Jean-Claude (1976) Les parlers provençaux de la Drôme. Étude de géographie phonétique, coll. Bibliothèque française et romane A-33, Paris: Klincksieck, pp. 445-518
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Romans-sur-Isère, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ "France launches terror probe after knife attack". BBC News. 2020-04-05. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  7. ^ "Relations internationales". ville-romans.fr (in French). Romans-sur-Isère. Retrieved 2019-11-20.

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