Aurel (Drôme)

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Aurel (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement The
Canton Le Diois
Community association Crestois and Pays de Saillans
Coordinates 44 ° 42 ′  N , 5 ° 18 ′  E Coordinates: 44 ° 42 ′  N , 5 ° 18 ′  E
height 289–1,247 m
surface 26.26 km 2
Residents 245 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 9 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 26340
INSEE code

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Aurel is a French commune in the Drôme department and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region . The remote village in Provence with 245 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) can be reached via a small paved road, about an hour from the motorway near Valence . The community was established z. T. on a steep rock. Some of the houses there can only be reached on foot.


Aurel was the fiefdom of the bishops of Die from the 13th century until the time of the French Revolution . There were four churches there in the 11th century, an astonishing number for the size of the village.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2016
Residents 243 228 199 204 204 205 222 242
Sources: Cassini and INSEE


Sights include a small Saint Pierre church and a memorial to those who fell in the village during World War I. Both are located directly at the entrance to the village.


The place is economically influenced by viticulture on the surrounding slopes. There is also a small campsite at the entrance to the village.

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