Bâgé-le-Châtel

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Bâgé-le-Châtel
Coat of arms of Bâgé-le-Châtel
Coat of arms
Bâgé-le-Châtel is located in France
Bâgé-le-Châtel
Bâgé-le-Châtel
Coordinates: 46°18′00″N 4°56′00″E / 46.3°N 4.9333°E / 46.3; 4.9333Coordinates: 46°18′00″N 4°56′00″E / 46.3°N 4.9333°E / 46.3; 4.9333
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Bâgé-le-Châtel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Brigitte Janota
Area
 • Land1 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 795
 • Population2 density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01026 / 01380
Elevation 184–211 m (604–692 ft)
(avg. 209 m or 686 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.

Bâgé-le-Châtel is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

History[edit]

The name of Bâgé-le-Châtel comes from a Gallo-Roman villa belonging to a certain Balgiasius.

In the Middle Ages, three parishes were formed on the territory of the Seigneurs de Bâgé: Bâgé-le-Châtel around the chateau, Saint-André where the church was built, and Bâgé-la-Ville, the largest town.

Bâgé-le-Châtel is the ancient capital of Bresse. In 1272, Bresse became part of Savoy when Sibylle de Bâgé, sole heir, married Amadeus V, Count of Savoy. Bourg (today Bourg-en-Bresse), a fortified bastion with 3400 inhabitants, became the capital of Bresse. Bâgé remained a village, whereas Bourg expanded beyond its walls to become the city of today.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 665 —    
1800 745 +12.0%
1806 699 −6.2%
1821 717 +2.6%
1831 740 +3.2%
1836 800 +8.1%
1841 864 +8.0%
1846 946 +9.5%
1851 822 −13.1%
1856 767 −6.7%
1861 742 −3.3%
1866 756 +1.9%
1872 727 −3.8%
1876 754 +3.7%
1881 728 −3.4%
1886 702 −3.6%
1891 691 −1.6%
1896 704 +1.9%
1901 710 +0.9%
1906 702 −1.1%
1911 575 −18.1%
1921 513 −10.8%
1926 572 +11.5%
1931 557 −2.6%
1936 539 −3.2%
1946 481 −10.8%
1954 469 −2.5%
1962 509 +8.5%
1968 568 +11.6%
1975 588 +3.5%
1982 669 +13.8%
1990 751 +12.3%
1999 762 +1.5%
2008 795 +4.3%

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