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Andelaroche is a French commune in the Allier department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Andelarochois or Andelarochoises.
Andelaroche is located some 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Lapalisse and some 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Marcigny. The D990/D994 road passes through the west of the commune from south-west to north-east. Access to the village is by the minor D424 road from Barrais-Bussolles in the north through the commune and the village then continuing south-east to Saint-Martin-d'Estreaux. The minor D470 road also goes from the village south-west to Droiturier. The commune is mostly farmland with a large forest in the south-east, the Bois de Saint Pierre in the centre, and a few isolated patches of forest towards the north.
The Andan river forms the south-western border of the commune, the Ruisseau de Maupes forms the north-western border, and the Ruisseau de l'Etang Civette forms part of the eastern border. Numerous other streams criss-cross the commune with many small lakes.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2013 the commune had 265 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.Population Change (See database)
Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)
There is a church of Romanesque origin but much altered in the 19th century. It is now a composite structure that has lost its original appearance.