Siaugues-Sainte-Marie

Siaugues-Sainte-Marie (French pronunciation: ​[sjoɡ sɛ̃t maʁi]) is a commune in the Haute-Loire département in south-central France.

Siaugues-Sainte-Marie
Commune
Chapel of Sainte-Marie-des-Chazes
Chapel of Sainte-Marie-des-Chazes
Location of Siaugues-Sainte-Marie
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie is located in France
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie
Coordinates: 45°05′41″N 3°38′00″E / 45.0947°N 3.6333°E / 45.0947; 3.6333Coordinates: 45°05′41″N 3°38′00″E / 45.0947°N 3.6333°E / 45.0947; 3.6333
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Loire
ArrondissementBrioude
CantonGorges de l'Allier-Gévaudan
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Gilles Ruat[1]
Area
1
40.01 km2 (15.45 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
800
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
43239 /43300
Elevation540–1,301 m (1,772–4,268 ft)
(avg. 910 m or 2,990 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,823—    
18061,680−7.8%
18211,875+11.6%
18312,023+7.9%
18411,968−2.7%
18511,867−5.1%
18611,801−3.5%
18721,760−2.3%
18811,720−2.3%
18911,734+0.8%
19011,743+0.5%
19111,630−6.5%
YearPop.±%
19211,539−5.6%
19311,304−15.3%
19461,075−17.6%
19541,021−5.0%
1962905−11.4%
1968883−2.4%
19751,012+14.6%
1982954−5.7%
1990832−12.8%
1999798−4.1%
2012792−0.8%
2017799+0.9%

Château de Saint RomainEdit

Siaugues is overlooked by the ruined towers of a castle established in the 13th century by Saint Louis IX to repel Angevin forces based to the west on the opposite side of the river Allier.

The castle changed hands several times, coming into the possession of the La Fayette family in c.1400 under Gilbert Motier de La Fayette. It remained in the family until the French Revolution when it was taken by the commune and used as a quarry. The castle then passed into private ownership and some preservation work has begun.

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.

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