Bourgoin-Jallieu

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Bourgoin-Jallieu
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Coat of arms of Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coat of arms
Bourgoin-Jallieu is located in France
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coordinates: 45°35′10″N 5°16′25″E / 45.5861°N 5.2736°E / 45.5861; 5.2736Coordinates: 45°35′10″N 5°16′25″E / 45.5861°N 5.2736°E / 45.5861; 5.2736
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement La Tour-du-Pin
Canton Bourgoin-Jallieu
Intercommunality Porte de l'Isère
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Vincent Chriqui
Area
 • Land1 24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 25,540
 • Population2 density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38053 / 38300

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.

Bourgoin-Jallieu is a commune in the Isère department of south-eastern France.

It lies 35 kilometres to the east-southeast of the city of Lyon.

Geography[edit]

Bourgoin is located 32 km from Lyon, 17 km from St Priest, the first suburb and 70 km from Grenoble. The town is next to the new town of l'Isle-d'Abeau and Saint-Exupéry International Airport.

The Bourbre flows northwest through the commune and crosses the town.

Neighbourhoods in the municipality include:

  • Champfleuri
  • Funas
  • Champaret
  • Boussieu
  • La Grive
  • Montbernier
  • Planbourgoin
  • Pré-Bénit
  • Mozas
  • l'Oiselet

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 3,368 —    
1800 3,595 +6.7%
1806 3,620 +0.7%
1821 3,780 +4.4%
1831 3,672 −2.9%
1836 4,235 +15.3%
1841 4,271 +0.9%
1846 4,394 +2.9%
1851 4,749 +8.1%
1856 4,400 −7.3%
1861 4,851 +10.3%
1866 4,853 +0.0%
1872 4,954 +2.1%
1876 5,021 +1.4%
1881 6,138 +22.2%
1886 6,345 +3.4%
1891 7,217 +13.7%
1896 6,659 −7.7%
1901 7,279 +9.3%
1906 7,163 −1.6%
1911 6,790 −5.2%
1921 6,162 −9.2%
1926 7,241 +17.5%
1931 8,020 +10.8%
1936 7,465 −6.9%
1946 7,699 +3.1%
1954 8,153 +5.9%
1962 9,240 +13.3%
1968 19,941 +115.8%
1975 21,971 +10.2%
1982 22,550 +2.6%
1990 22,392 −0.7%
1999 22,947 +2.5%
2006 23,659 +3.1%
2009 25,540 +8.0%

Its inhabitants are called Berjalliens.

Personalities[edit]

Sport[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is home to the rugby union club CS Bourgoin-Jallieu, which competes in the D2 French national championship.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is twinned with:

Culture[edit]

Gastronomy[edit]

La Brioche de Bourgoin

Besides from being located in a region benefiting from the glow of the Lyon gastronomy, Bourgoin-Jallieu is also the birthplace of the Chef Guy Savoy. Some of the most famous dishes of the city are the following:

  • The chaudelets
  • The brioche de Bourgoin
  • The Isernoix
  • The San-Antonio chocolate
  • The Grande Dauphine
  • The Galet du Bion

Litterature[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is the birthplace of Frédéric Dard, writer of San-Antonio book serie.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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