Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche facts for kids
|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)|
|- 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 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.
|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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