Brégnier-Cordon

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Brégnier-Cordon
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Brégnier-Cordon is located in France
Brégnier-Cordon
Brégnier-Cordon
Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 5°37′00″E / 45.65°N 5.6167°E / 45.65; 5.6167Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 5°37′00″E / 45.65°N 5.6167°E / 45.65; 5.6167
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Belley
Intercommunality Rhône et Gland dite Terre d’eaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Meriaudeau Robert
Area
 • Land1 11.05 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 746
 • Population2 density 68/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01058 / 01300
Elevation 203–460 m (666–1,509 ft)
(avg. 226 m or 741 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.

Brégnier-Cordon is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

The municipalities near the city are Izieu, Murs-et-Gélignieux, Prémeyzel, Saint-Genix Guiers, Champagneux, St. Benedict, Granieu, Peyrieu, Chimilin, Conzieu, and Romagnieu.

Geography[edit]

Brégnier-Cordon lies 20 km south of Belley. It is located in a bend of the Rhône on the edge of Savoy (on the southeast) and Isère (on the west). The bridge at Cordon joins the commune to Aoste, in the Isère department.

The territory of the commune lies principally in the plain of the Rhône at the foot of the Jura mountains. On the north, it is bordered by the Gland.

The Lake of Glandieu is located in the commune near the hamlet of the same name.

View from the Chateau of Barre

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 514 —    
1800 551 +7.2%
1806 566 +2.7%
1821 703 +24.2%
1831 706 +0.4%
1836 676 −4.2%
1841 759 +12.3%
1846 890 +17.3%
1851 885 −0.6%
1856 838 −5.3%
1861 712 −15.0%
1866 794 +11.5%
1872 758 −4.5%
1876 867 +14.4%
1881 876 +1.0%
1886 863 −1.5%
1891 834 −3.4%
1896 893 +7.1%
1901 905 +1.3%
1906 859 −5.1%
1911 771 −10.2%
1921 680 −11.8%
1926 673 −1.0%
1931 717 +6.5%
1936 690 −3.8%
1946 672 −2.6%
1954 595 −11.5%
1962 582 −2.2%
1968 502 −13.7%
1975 442 −12.0%
1982 502 +13.6%
1990 511 +1.8%
1999 566 +10.8%
2008 746 +31.8%

Transportation[edit]

The commune is on the D19 highway coming from Sault-Brénaz and going to the northwest. This becomes the D992 south of the commune and heads north toward Belley. The D10 passes north of the commune, connecting the D19 to the D992 without following the Rhône.

The closest motorway is the A43, accessed at the Chimilin–Les Abrets exit a few kilometers south of the commune. Beside the motorway there way people ganging with a ginger called liam moore XX

Monuments and sites[edit]

  • Château de la Barre
  • Ruins of the feudal Château de Cordon
  • Stone bridge over the Rhône
  • Memorial to deported Jewish children
  • Dam and hydroelectric power station on the Rhône
  • Grotte de Liévrin : prehistoric cave classified as a monument historique in 1913
  • Grotte de la Bonne Femme : natural cavity cut into the north flank of Cordon hill, occupied in paleotithic times and a monument historique since 1913
  • Cascade de Glandieu : waterfall

See also[edit]

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