Anneyron is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Communes of the Drôme department INSEE Official site
Beaufort-sur-Gervanne is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Communes of the Drôme department Parc naturel régional du Vercors INSEE
Aucelon is a commune in the department of Drôme, southeastern France. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Aucelon is a village perched at an altitude of 755 meters, towards the center of the mountain rings of Diosis. Aucelon's mountain has a height of 1356 meters, it is located in the south west of Die Tand, extends to the north of the Fourniers, overlooks the valley of Roanne. The town is watered by the Brette. In 1811, the municipality of Aucelon had 466 inhabitants, but the population has been in decline since 1793. Since the start of the 20th century, the census of the municipality of Aucelon has had reported less than 10,000 inhabitants; the surveys are held every five years, unlike other cities. Communes of the Drôme department INSEE
Barnave is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Barnave is a small village, located opposite the Dome Pie Ferre of Glandasse; the territory is crossed by a small creek which empties into the Drôme. The village lies 13 kilometres from the canton capital of Luc-en-Diois. Le Serre: A sheep farm destined for organic meat production. La Louine: Contains three residential houses and two farms; the distillery owned by the CUMA, dates from 1946 but the structure fell into ruin, was sold in 2007 and is now in production again. La Bégude: Residential hamlet. Le Moulin de Jansac: Housing dependent on Recoubeau-Jansac. La Perlette: The hamlet now has more than one farm and is about 3 km from the village as the crow flies, on the other side of the Drôme. Les Brunets: Imposing farmhouse converted into a second home; the typical architecture of houses in the village of Barnave is a mixture of Roman influences and early medieval. The stone extracted from fields and limestone form the basis for all houses that make up the village.
There are still significant remnants of feudal times in Barnave. The ruins of the old village are still visible. A large portion of the castle wall is still standing; the commune contains a nineteenth-century church and a temple. Communes of the Drôme department INSEE
France the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Belgium and Germany to the northeast and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans; the country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice. During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.
The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world; the 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Protestants. France became Europe's dominant cultural and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. In the 19th century, Napoleon established the First French Empire, his subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870.
France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, La Francophonie. Applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name "France" comes from the Latin "Francia", or "country of the Franks". Modern France is still named today "Francia" in Italian and Spanish, "Frankreich" in German and "Frankrijk" in Dutch, all of which have more or less the same historical meaning. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Frank. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the word frank in English, it has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation.
Another theory is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon, which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. However, it has been determined that these weapons were named because of their use by the Franks, not the other way around; the oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from 1.8 million years ago. Over the ensuing millennia, Humans were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period, the climate became milder. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium working gold and bronze, iron. France has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptiona
Drôme is a department in Southeastern France, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is named after the Drôme River. Drôme's prefecture is Valence. St Vallier in Drôme, was the birthplace of one of France's most famous courtesans, the noble-born Diane de Poitiers, long-term mistress of King Henri II; the French National Constituent Assembly set up Drôme as one of the original 83 departments of France on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. The territory formed part of the former French province of Dauphiné. Drôme lies within the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Ardèche, Isère, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse; the boundaries of the department have changed several times with the incorporation of the Comtat Venaissin in 1792 and the creation of the Vaucluse department in 1793. Drôme surrounds an exclave of the Canton of Valréas; the Drôme department is in a zone of transition between the oceanic climate of Lyon, the continental climate to the north and the Mediterranean climate of Provence to the south.
In the Rhône valley, the meeting of the mild humid southern Mediterranean air masses with the colder northern air mass sometimes causes violent thunderstorms and snowstorms. In the northern hills near Tain-l'Hermitage, the climate is a mixture of oceanic and semi-continental climates. Rainfall occurs throughout the year with the most falling in autumn; the summers are moderated by storms and the mistral does not blow hard. Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse has a moderate temperature of 3 °C in January and 21 °C in July due to the Lyonnic climate, where more precipitation falls in summer than winter; the influence of the mountains is evident in the east. In the Vercors Plateau, the mountain climate is wet due to the oceanic influences from the north; the average annual temperature at Lus la Croix Haute at altitude 1061m is 7.3 °C and the annual rainfall is 1051mm. The Diois and the Baronnies are dry regions due to the Mediterranean climate; the mistral is less influential here and this region has minimal rainfall.
The lowest temperatures in January at Nyons is 0.3 °C but 1.4 °C at Pierrelatte. The Valence plane is a transition zone between the Mediterranean influence and the northern cold climate. Summers are warmer than in the northern regions, the increase in sunlight and heat is evident upon the appearance of Mediterranean vegetation in the region; the temperatures are moderate between Montélimar. Valence's average temperature in January is 3.8 22 °C in July. The mistral here blows harder. From Montélimar, the climate can be considered to be that of a Mediterranean climate. Near the highway, the change of vegetation is visible near the stream at Donzère due to the change of the soil profile; the most southern part of the department exhibits a Méso-Mediterranean climate with the reinforcement of the mistral and a hotter summer due to the rarity of storms. Most rainfall occurs in autumn and the winters are milder than the rest of the Drôme. Pierrelatte has an average temperature of 23 °C in July. Most of the economic activity of the Drôme department is located in the west of the department, along the Rhône valley.
This area which contains most of the population of the department has accessible transportation, such as the A7 autoroute and the rail routes LGV Rhône-Alpes and LGV Méditerranée. Economic activity in Valence, Drôme was boosted by the creation of the Valence TGV line in 2001. Total employment: 158 930 Unemployment rate: 9.9% Jobs per sector of activity Agriculture: 6.0% Industry: 20.4% BTP: 6.8% Commerce: 15.0% Services: 51.8% Qualification of Jobs Farmers: 4.0% CEO: 7.8% Executives: 9.6% Technicians and associate professionals: 23.0% Employees: 27.2% Labourers: 28.5% Average annual salary CEO: 53 113 € Executives: 39 265 € Technicians and associate professionals: 22 927 € Employees: 15 688 € Labourers: 16 344 € Apprentices and labourers: 7 498 € The Drôme benefits from an excellent image in the view of tourists. Attendance has grown faster than the neighbouring departments of Ardèche and the Vaucluse. Number of overnight stays in 2007: 7,994,076 The Tourism Committee of the Drôme department's website http://www.ladrometourisme.com received over 44000 visits in 2007, along with a new TV station http://www.ladrometourisme.tv The President of the General Council is Patrick Labaune.
The inhabitants of the department are called Drômois. Valence: 66,568 Romans-sur-Isère: 33,665 Montélimar: 32,896 Nyons: 6,731 Sport activities in Drôme include: in winter: skiing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing in summer: excursions, mountain biking in the mountainous areaThe Drôme River is a great place to practice canoëing and kayaking. In the spring the water flow allows you to practice rafting; the Saoü Forest is known for its climbing paths. Cantons of the Drôme department Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Drôme department Communes of the Drôme department Arrondissements of the Drôme department Marie Louis Descorches "Drôme". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8. 1911. Prefecture website General Council website
Albon is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Château d'Albon - remains of medieval castle. Communes of the Drôme department INSEE