Tournon-sur-Rhône facts for kids
View of Tournon-sur-Rhône.
|Area1||21.01 km2 (8.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||502.52/km2 (1,301.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||07324 /07300|
|Elevation||115–508 m (377–1,667 ft)
(avg. 312 m or 1,024 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Tournon-sur-Rhône is a commune in the Ardèche department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It is a subprefecture of the department. The city is at about 20 km (12 mi) to the north of Valence, the capital of the Drôme department.
Tournon-sur-Rhône, with the name of Tournon, was one of the seven districts of the Ardèche department when it was created on 4 March 1790. When the arrondissements were created in 1800, Tournon was one of the three arrondissements of the department.
On 18 March 1988, the name of the city was changed from Tournon to Tournon-sur-Rhône.
The distances from Tournon-sur-Rhône to other cities are:
- Paris, the national capital - 551 km (342 mi);
- Lyon, the regional capital - 91 km (57 mi);
- Marseille - 233 km (145 mi);
- Strasbourg - 582 km (362 mi);
- Reims - 575 km (357 mi);
- Bordeaux - 641 km (398 mi);
- Toulouse - 457 km (284 mi);
- Montpellier - 218 km (135 mi);
- Nice - 388 km (241 mi).
Tournon-sur-Rhône is surrounded by the communes:
- Ardèche department: Lemps, Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, Mauves, Plats, Saint-Barthélemy-le-Plain.
- Drôme department: Crozes-Hermitage, Larnage, Tain-l'Hermitage, Pont-de-l'Isère.
The inhabitants of Tournon-sur-Rhône are known, in French, as Tournonais (women: Tournonaises).
With a population of 10,558, Tournon-sur-Rhône is the fourth largest city of the department and has a population density of 503 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Tournon-sur-Rhône
Tournon-sur-Rhône is a subprefecture of the Ardèche department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Tournon-sur-Rhône and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Tournon-sur-Rhône formed by 13 communes, including Tournon-sur-Rhône, with 20,885 inhabitants (2014).
It is part of the intercommunality Arche Agglo, officially named as Communauté d'agglomération Hermitage-Tournonais-Herbasse-Pays de Saint Félicien.
Tournon-sur-Rhône is twinned with:
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