Chautagne lock on the Rhone
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bernard Thiboud|
|• Land1||29.26 km2 (11.30 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||33/km2 (85/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||01010 / 01350|
|Elevation||238–1,524 m (781–5,000 ft)
(avg. 251 m or 823 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Clafordans or Clafordanes
The commune is located 25 km south of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and 30 km north by north-west of Aix-les-Bains. Access to the commune is by road D992 from Seyssel in the north passing through the length of the commune and the village to Culoz in the south. There is also access on road D120 which is a highly circuitous route from Lochieu in the west continuing to the village as the D120A and continuing south through the Col du Grand Colombier (1,501m) to Culoz. A railway line passes through the commune from north to south with a station to the east of the village.
The alluvial aquifer fed by the Rhone is threatened by an internal discharge created by the Pechiney Group. Foundry waste, metal dust, and recovered acid from filters have been buried in the Chautagnard marsh with a probable contamination by heavy metals and arsenic.
List of mayors of Anglefort
(Not all data is known)
In 2008, Anglefort had 926 inhabitants (an increase of 3% compared to 1999). The town was the 10,104th largest at the national level, while it was 10,781st in 1999 and 166th out of 419 communes at the departmental level.
In 2009, the commune had 960 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town 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] [Note 2]
The Électricité de France (EDF) Dam is on the Rhone river in the territory of the commune and there is a factory producing silicon. Formerly the property of the Pechiney Electro-metallurgy group, the factory has passed successively into the hands of Alcan (Canada), and the Anglo-Australian Rio Tinto at the whim of successive buy-backs of this former French industrial flagship.
Sites and monuments
- The castle from the 18th century has been registered as a historical monument since 1 August 1974
- Remains of Rochette Castle which dominates the Rhone
- Jacques-François Besson, born in Mieugy, Bishop of Metz from 1824 to 1842
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 , 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.
- In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc., as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE
- Inhabitants of Ain (French)
- Google Maps
- Note by the Robin Hood NGO called The casseroles of Pechiney, dated 6 October 2003 (French)
- Jean Létanche, The old Castles, Fortified houses, and feudal ruins in the canton of Yenne and Savoy, The History Book of Lorisse, 1907 (ISBN 9782843738135) p. 18. (French)
- List of Mayors of Ain as at 16 April 2008 on the préfecture of Ain website. (French)
- French Ministry of Culture Notice PA00116292 Castle at Anglefort (French)
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