Chalamont

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Chalamont
Coat of arms of Chalamont
Coat of arms
Chalamont is located in France
Chalamont
Chalamont
Coordinates: 45°59′47″N 5°10′19″E / 45.9964°N 5.1719°E / 45.9964; 5.1719Coordinates: 45°59′47″N 5°10′19″E / 45.9964°N 5.1719°E / 45.9964; 5.1719
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Chalamont
Intercommunality Chalamont
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Ali Benmedjahed
Area1 32.88 km2 (12.70 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,236
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01074 / 01320
Elevation 269–330 m (883–1,083 ft)
(avg. 285 m or 935 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Chalamont is located in the Dombes, 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Meximieux, and occupies the highest point on the Dombes plateau.

The Veyle has its source in the western part of the commune, in the Magnenet pond.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,230 —    
1800 1,251 +1.7%
1806 954 −23.7%
1821 1,349 +41.4%
1831 1,422 +5.4%
1836 1,592 +12.0%
1841 1,561 −1.9%
1846 1,714 +9.8%
1851 1,824 +6.4%
1856 1,748 −4.2%
1861 1,679 −3.9%
1866 1,866 +11.1%
1872 1,810 −3.0%
1876 1,895 +4.7%
1881 1,900 +0.3%
1886 1,888 −0.6%
1891 1,857 −1.6%
1896 1,812 −2.4%
1901 1,699 −6.2%
1906 1,591 −6.4%
1911 1,705 +7.2%
1921 1,521 −10.8%
1926 1,358 −10.7%
1931 1,363 +0.4%
1936 1,253 −8.1%
1946 1,301 +3.8%
1954 1,167 −10.3%
1962 1,184 +1.5%
1968 1,199 +1.3%
1975 1,307 +9.0%
1982 1,415 +8.3%
1990 1,476 +4.3%
1999 1,658 +12.3%
2008 2,236 +34.9%

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