Arbignieu

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Arbignieu
Church in Peyzieu
Church in Peyzieu
Arbignieu is located in France
Arbignieu
Arbignieu
Coordinates: 45°43′46″N 5°39′04″E / 45.7294°N 5.6511°E / 45.7294; 5.6511Coordinates: 45°43′46″N 5°39′04″E / 45.7294°N 5.6511°E / 45.7294; 5.6511
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Belley
Intercommunality Bugey Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Charles Berger
Area1 13.07 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 471
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01015 / 01300
Elevation 221–495 m (725–1,624 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbignolans or Arbignolanes[1]

Geography[edit]

The commune is located 4 km south-west of Belley and 30 km north-west of Chambery. It is traversed by the Tour du Bugey trail. It lies in the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) zone for wine from Bugey with the label "Roussette du Bugey-Arbignieu".

The commune can be accessed on the D69 from Belley in the north-east which continues west to Colomieu. The D100 road also branches from the D49 at the northern edge of the commune and goes south along the eastern side of the commune joining the D10 which passes through the commune from the D992 in the east through the hamlet of Peyzieu then south-west to Saint-Bois. There are three hamlets in the commune other than Arbignieu: Thoys, Slignieu, and Peyzieu. The commune is approximately half farmland and half forest with most of the forest along the western border.[2]

The Furans river forms the eastern border of the commune and then flows east to join the Rhone. The Ruisseau d'Armaille flows from west to east across the commune into the Furans.[2]

The Furans near Peyzieu

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of mayors of Arbignieu[3]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2014 Daniel Girardet
2014 2020 Charles Berger

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 480 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
717 740 769 757 861 826 856 888 970
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
947 858 849 852 845 814 794 771 730
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
736 702 650 602 554 512 489 470 445
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2007 2008
391 321 317 363 387 431 464 469 473
2009 2010 - - - - - - -
471 480 - - - - - - -

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


Population of Abignieu

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Ball of Gargantua (stone cups)
  • The ruins of the Chateau of Longecombe, a former Fief owned by the Luyrieu Family in the 14th century.
  • The Fortified house of Thoy or Thuey
  • General Parra's House (18th century) at Sillignieu
  • The Church of Peyzieu, a hamlet in Arbignieu

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Césaire Nivière (1799-1879), agronomist, was born in Peyzieu in the current territory of 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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