Arandas, Ain

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Arandas
The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Arandas is located in France
Arandas
Arandas
Coordinates: 45°53′45″N 5°29′14″E / 45.8958°N 5.4872°E / 45.8958; 5.4872Coordinates: 45°53′45″N 5°29′14″E / 45.8958°N 5.4872°E / 45.8958; 5.4872
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Albarine
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Lionel Manos
Area1 14.10 km2 (5.44 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 163
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01013 / 01230
Elevation 455–939 m (1,493–3,081 ft)
(avg. 720 m or 2,360 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.

Arandas is a French commune in the Ain department in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arandassiens or Arandassiennes[1]

Geography[edit]

Arandas is some 50 km north-west of Aix-les-Bains and 10 km south-west of Hauteville-Lompnes. It can be accessed by the D104 from Argis in the north running south to the village then continuing south as the D104A through the heart of the commune to join the D32 south of the commune. The D104 itself reverses direction in the village and heads north-west to join the D73. The commune has some farmland but is heavily forested and mountainous. There are no villages or hamlets in the commune other than Arandas.[2]

The Bossiere stream rises near the village and flows west to join the Galine river. The Ruisseau de Grinand also rises in the north of the commune, forming part of the northern boundary before flowing into the Galine.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

In the Middle Ages Arandas was a lordship with the most famous lord being the poet Claude Guichard in the 16th century. The commune was separated from Conand in 1865.

Administration[edit]

List of mayors of Arandas[3]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2002 Pierre Ronchall
2002 2008 Gilbert Cagnin
2008 2014 Gérard Duclaux
2014 2020 Lionel Manos

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

Before 1865 the demographics of Arandas included Conand.

In 2010, the commune had 163 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,108 1,181 1,218 1,106 1,132 1,165 1,210 1,209 1,127
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,144 1,101 543 534 520 508 500 485 459
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
445 418 382 301 281 279 242 227 182
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 2008
169 143 140 145 128 135 155 158 164
2009 2010 - - - - - - -
165 163 - - - - - - -

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


Population of Arandas

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Anthelme Ferrand (1758-1834), politician, member of the Convention and the Council of Five Hundred was born in the commune.

See also[edit]

External links[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.

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