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Generalities

RamVille is a directory of French communes (cities). It contains all the french communes (more than 36000).

For each commune this information is available : postcode (or postcodes), INSEE number, population (as well as the population of the past censuses of 1968, 1975, 1982, 1990 and 1999), density, surface, number of main homes, number of second homes and number of empty homes. Data comes from the last survey of 2005 for the censused communes, otherwise it comes from the last complete census of 1999.

 

Versions

3 versions of RamVille exist :

  • The classic version which does not allow you to export data.
  • The advanced version which allows you to export communes names, INSEE numbers and postcodes.
  • The pro version which allows you to export all data.

See below the Data export topic.

 

Main interface

You can display the communes from a department, an administrative region, an old province (for example Touraine, Poitou, Savoie, Normandie, etc...) or all the french communes.

The communes names are displayed in the first column of the list. You can display in the other columns (you can add as much columns as you want) the data you want among this : INSEE number, postcode, population, density, surface, total number of homes, number of main homes, number of second homes, number of empty homes.

An icon displayed in front of the name of the communes indicates if the commune is a prefecture, subprefecture or a canton chief town. Each column can be sorted, you just have to click on the column's title to sort the communes in ascending order (another click on the title will sort in descending order ).

Main interface
Ramville main interface

 

Search

RamVille allows you to search a commune by its name, its postcode or its INSEE number. You just have to enter in the search field a name, a postcode or an INSEE number (there is an option in the Preferences window to set that numerical search works on postcodes or on INSEE numbers). The communes that fit the search are displayed in the result list.

Search by name example
Search of "Mauvezin" in the Midi-Pyrénées region

 

Search by postcode example
Search of postcode "37360" in France

 

Search by INSEE number example
Search of INSEE number "31291" in
the Haute-Garonne department

 

RamVille allows you to search a commune even if you can't exactly spell its name. You can indeed make a phonetic search and you can set the sensitivity of this search.

Phonetic search example (high sensitivity)
Search of "Argentiaire" in France
(high sensitivity)

Phonetic search example (lower sensitivity)
Search of "Argentiaire" in France
(lower sensitivity)

 

RamVille allows you to search partially a commune name composed of several words. You just have to enter a part of a name to get the communes which names contain these words.

Partial search example
Search of "Ouche" in the Eure department

 

You can also use the wildcards characters '?' and '*' which respectively replace one character and an undefined number of characters. All the communes names corresponding to the entered name will be displayed in the result list.

Wildcards search example
Search of "c*bourg" in France
(communes beginning with 'c' and ending with 'bourg')

 

Communes information

You can display an information window by double-clicking on a commune of the list (main list or result list). This window gives you all available information on this commune with texts and graphics :

Communes information window
Communes information window

 

Maps

You can display a map or a satellite view of a commune. Maps and satellite views are provided by Google Maps. This function needs high-speed Internet access.

Map window
Map window

 

Printings

You can print the result of a search or the complete list of communes from the main list.

Print setup window
Print setup window

 

Data export

You can export in a file the result of a search or the complete list of communes from the main list.

Data export is only available with the registered advanced and pro versions. With the classic version and with the unregistered advanced and pro versions, data export is limited to 50 communes.

Exported data is :

  • With classic and advanced versions : commune name, commune type, INSEE number and postcode.
  • With pro version : all data displayed in the list.

Data export setup window
Data export setup window

 

Minimum configuration

RamVille can be executed on any PC with Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP home and XP professional / Vista.

 

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