Belle Fontaine, Alabama

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Belle Fontaine, Alabama
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Belle Fontaine, Alabama is located in Alabama
Belle Fontaine, Alabama
Belle Fontaine, Alabama
Coordinates: 30°29′37″N 88°06′13″W / 30.49361°N 88.10361°W / 30.49361; -88.10361
Country United States
State Alabama
County Mobile
Area[1]
 • Total 1.918 sq mi (4.97 km2)
 • Land 1.555 sq mi (4.03 km2)
 • Water 0.363 sq mi (0.94 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 608
 • Density 320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 113875[3]

Belle Fontaine (/ˌbɛl fɒnˈtɛn/; French: [bɛl fɔ̃ˈtɛn] ( )) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Mobile County, Alabama, on the western shore of Mobile Bay. It is located south of the city of Mobile, along the stretch of shore between Deer River and Fowl River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 608.[2]

The Belle Fontaine shoreline experiences the occasional jubilee, a rare phenomenon in which fish and crustaceans swarm in the water, just off the beach.

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Coordinates: 30°29′39″N 88°06′40″W / 30.49424°N 88.11121°W / 30.49424; -88.11121