Aigueperse (Puy-de-Dôme)

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Aigueperse (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Riom
Canton Aigueperse (main town)
Community association Plaine Limagne
Coordinates 46 ° 1 ′  N , 3 ° 12 ′  E Coordinates: 46 ° 1 ′  N , 3 ° 12 ′  E
height 338-422 m
surface 10.50 km 2
Residents 2,732 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 260 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 63260
INSEE code

Aigueperse is a French commune with 2,732 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Puy-de-Dôme in the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . It is the main town (chef-lieu) of the canton Aigueperse in the arrondissement of Riom . It is located along National Road 9 between Clermont-Ferrand and Moulins , 17 km northeast of Riom. The municipality is crossed by the river Buron in a west-east direction.

The place name has been derived from the Latin "Aqua sparsa" - "scattered spring" since the 11th century. Other forms were "Aigua Eparsa", "Esguipersa" 1307 |, "Aiguesperce" (18th century) and "Guiparse" in patois . The inhabitants are called in French "le / les Aiguepersois", the inhabitants "la (les) Aiguepersoise (s)".

Aigueperse was the capital of the county (since 1538 duchy) of Montpensier .


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