Brion, Ain

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Brion
Brion is located in France
Brion
Brion
Coordinates: 46°10′22″N 5°33′09″E / 46.1728°N 5.5525°E / 46.1728; 5.5525Coordinates: 46°10′22″N 5°33′09″E / 46.1728°N 5.5525°E / 46.1728; 5.5525
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Nantua
Canton Nantua
Intercommunality Nantua
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Cortinovis
Area
 • Land1 4.48 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 506
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01460 / 01460
Elevation 469–642 m (1,539–2,106 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Brion is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

The name comes from the Latin word Bria meaning fortress, and it is home to a ruined castle.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1846 333 —    
1851 312 −6.3%
1856 302 −3.2%
1861 326 +7.9%
1866 348 +6.7%
1872 305 −12.4%
1876 321 +5.2%
1881 298 −7.2%
1886 299 +0.3%
1891 274 −8.4%
1896 268 −2.2%
1901 263 −1.9%
1906 216 −17.9%
1911 216 +0.0%
1921 195 −9.7%
1926 212 +8.7%
1931 214 +0.9%
1936 198 −7.5%
1946 204 +3.0%
1954 215 +5.4%
1962 195 −9.3%
1968 215 +10.3%
1975 335 +55.8%
1982 395 +17.9%
1990 587 +48.6%
1999 559 −4.8%
2008 506 −9.5%

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