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A view of Privas.
|Intercommunality||Privas Centre Ardèche|
|Area1||12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||684.8/km2 (1,773.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||07186 /07000|
|Elevation||200–750 m (660–2,460 ft)
(avg. 475 m or 1,558 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Privas is a commune of France, capital (Prefecture) of the Ardèche department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It is the smallest administrative centre of any department in France.
When the department of Ardèche was created on 4 March 1790, the capital was Privas alternating with Annonay, Aubenas, Le Bourg(-Saint-Andéol) and Tournon. In September of that year, Privas became the only capital of the department.
The commune of Privas is in the central eastern part of the Ardèche department, in the valley of the Ouvèze river, a tributary of the Rhône river. The commune of Privas is in the centre of a region known as the "Bassin Privadois".
The distances from Privas to other cities are:
- Paris, the national capital - 602 km (374 mi);
- Lyon, the regional capital - 142 km (88 mi);
- Marseille - 209 km (130 mi);
- Strasbourg - 633 km (393 mi);
- Reims - 626 km (389 mi);
- Bordeaux - 672 km (418 mi);
- Toulouse - 434 km (270 mi);
- Montpellier - 195 km (121 mi);
- Nice - 365 km (227 mi).
Privas is surrounded by the communes:
The inhabitants of Privas are known, in French, as Privadois (women: Privadoises).
Evolution of the population in Privas
Privas is the prefecture of the Ardèche department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Privas and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Privas, formed by 15 communes, including Privas, with 20,402 inhabitants (2014).
It is part of the intercommunality Privas Centre Ardèche, officially named as Communauté d'agglomération Privas Centre Ardèche.
Privas is twinned with:
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