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Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Villeneuve-de-Berg
Mayor Jean Claude Bacconnier
Elevation 121–300 m (397–984 ft)
(avg. 168 m or 551 ft*)
Land area1 5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population2 241  (1999)
 - Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07272/ 07200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche is a commune in the Ardèche département in southern France.


Saint-Maurice was built around a Benedictine convent in the 11th century. The commune changed its name many times. Before the French Revolution the name was Saint-Maurice-Terlin (contraction of Terre à lin - Land of Flax) because the inhabitants grew flax. The village then became Saint Maurice Torsinet in 1793. Eight years later, in 1801, the name was changed again, first to Saint-Maurice-en-Lanas then Saint-Maurice-et-Lanas. In 1846 it was simply Saint-Maurice. The current name, Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche appeared between 1846 and 1861. It is because the commune is close to the river Ardèche.


The village is between the communes of Aubenas and Ruoms. It is close to the river Ardèche. There are many vineyards there.


Change in population
(Source : INSEE)
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
163 170 167 206 214 241 300
From the year 1968 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once.

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