Agnin

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Agnin
Coat of arms of Agnin
Coat of arms
Agnin is located in France
Agnin
Agnin
Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 4°51′28″E / 45.3411°N 4.8578°E / 45.3411; 4.8578Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 4°51′28″E / 45.3411°N 4.8578°E / 45.3411; 4.8578
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Vienne
Canton Roussillon
Intercommunality Pays Roussillonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Monteyremard
Area
 • Land1 7.96 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 969
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38003 / 38150
Elevation 167–331 m (548–1,086 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Agnin is a French commune in the Isère department in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Agnitaires [1]

Geography[edit]

Agnin is located some 25 km south of Vienne and 5 km north-east of Saint-Rambert-d'Albon. It can be accessed by the road D519 from near Chanas in the west passing through the southern part of the commune and continuing to Bouge-Chambalud. Parallel to this road in the north of the commune is the D51 road from Salaise-sur-Sanne in the west passing through the commune and the village and continuing to Anjou in the east. The D131 also comes from the Ville-sous-Anjou in the north joining the D51 west of the village. The Route de Bouge connects the village to the D519 in the south of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland with significant areas of housing in the north and some small areas of forest in the south.

An unnamed stream flows south forming the western border of the commune and another unnamed stream flows through the commune then forms the south-western border. They both join in the south-west and continue flowing west. The Dolon stream forms the southern border of the commune[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Toponymy[edit]

Like the nearby town of Anjou the origin of the name Agnin comes from the name of a Roman noble Anianus who owned vast territory in that era. The name of the town changed a few centuries later to Agnino which was the name used in the 11th century to describe this commune. Then over the following centuries Agnino became the Agnin known today.[3]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Agnin

Blazon:
Party per bend sinister, one of Or a local church soutenu at dexter by an inescutcheon with two keys saltirewise and sinister in chief a Vol all represented in lines; two of gules a dolphin of Or at dexter and a rose gules stalked and leaved in vert; in the cotice a bend sinister in Or charged with the letters AGNIN in sable debruised on the division.




Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Agnin

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Gérard Giraud
2008 2014 Christian Monteyremard

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009, the commune had 969 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 municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 459 609 738 725 696 733 717 705
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
589 612 588 572 564 565 544 502 512
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
525 536 520 503 432 402 438 457 479
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
460 462 505 605 648 789 883 969 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Population of Agnin

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • Bâtie Manor: partially classified as historical monuments, the gate and tower south-east of this building have been protected since their registration by decree of 19 March 1979[4]
  • Gaulas Castle
  • Church from the 12th century
  • Typical houses

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Isère (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ André Plank, The Origin of the names of the Communes of the department of Isère, Bourg-d'Oisans: L'atelier, 2006, ISBN 978-2-84424-043-9
  4. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PA00117114 Bâtie Manor (French)