Saint-Galmier (Arpitan: Sant-Garmiér) is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

Saint-Galmier
Commune
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Coat of arms of Saint-Galmier
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Galmier
Saint-Galmier is located in France
Saint-Galmier
Saint-Galmier
Saint-Galmier is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Galmier
Saint-Galmier
Coordinates: 45°35′27″N 4°19′05″E / 45.5908°N 4.3181°E / 45.5908; 4.3181Coordinates: 45°35′27″N 4°19′05″E / 45.5908°N 4.3181°E / 45.5908; 4.3181
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentLoire
ArrondissementMontbrison
CantonAndrézieux-Bouthéon
IntercommunalitySaint-Étienne Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Yves Charbonnier
Area
1
19.47 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
5,722
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
42222 /42330
Elevation357–551 m (1,171–1,808 ft)
(avg. 480 m or 1,570 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Its residents are called Baldomériens.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17932,000—    
18062,479+24.0%
18212,790+12.5%
18312,669−4.3%
18412,758+3.3%
18512,952+7.0%
18612,954+0.1%
18722,902−1.8%
18813,022+4.1%
18913,257+7.8%
19013,104−4.7%
19113,030−2.4%
19212,549−15.9%
19312,543−0.2%
19462,507−1.4%
19542,573+2.6%
19622,608+1.4%
19682,910+11.6%
19753,109+6.8%
19823,680+18.4%
19904,272+16.1%
19995,293+23.9%
20115,580+5.4%
20165,707+2.3%

WaterEdit

Saint Galmier is a spa town and the source of Badoit mineral water. The thermal spring was known of in Gallo-Roman times, but its fame increased with the general growth in interest in thermal cures in Europe during the nineteenth century.

Before Auguste Badoit commercialised the water in the 1830s, both the water and the spring from which it emerged, were known as "Fontfort". For this reason, during the French Revolutionary period, the town was briefly known as "Fontfortville".

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.