Hautecourt-Romanèche

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Hautecourt-Romanèche
Town hall
Town hall
Hautecourt-Romanèche is located in France
Hautecourt-Romanèche
Hautecourt-Romanèche
Coordinates: 46°09′35″N 5°25′03″E / 46.1597°N 5.4175°E / 46.1597; 5.4175Coordinates: 46°09′35″N 5°25′03″E / 46.1597°N 5.4175°E / 46.1597; 5.4175
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Ceyzériat
Intercommunality La Vallière
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Brevet
Area1 21.60 km2 (8.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 748
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01184 / 01250
Elevation 260–548 m (853–1,798 ft)
(avg. 324 m or 1,063 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.

Hautecourt-Romanèche is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

The commune comprises many villages and hamlets including: Challes, Chambod, Hautecourt, Merlot, Perroi, Romaneche, Soiriat and Villette.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,062 —    
1800 1,058 −0.4%
1806 1,026 −3.0%
1821 1,040 +1.4%
1831 1,055 +1.4%
1836 952 −9.8%
1841 1,052 +10.5%
1846 1,085 +3.1%
1851 1,032 −4.9%
1856 1,010 −2.1%
1861 879 −13.0%
1866 860 −2.2%
1872 804 −6.5%
1876 822 +2.2%
1881 862 +4.9%
1886 882 +2.3%
1891 753 −14.6%
1896 731 −2.9%
1901 715 −2.2%
1906 641 −10.3%
1911 620 −3.3%
1921 524 −15.5%
1926 484 −7.6%
1931 503 +3.9%
1936 423 −15.9%
1946 347 −18.0%
1954 311 −10.4%
1962 257 −17.4%
1968 268 +4.3%
1975 456 +70.1%
1982 549 +20.4%
1990 588 +7.1%
1999 676 +15.0%
2008 748 +10.7%

Attractions[edit]

The commune's biggest tourist attraction is the Island of Chambod which also has a camp site. There is also the Donjon de Buenc which used to be an outpost along the Savoy frontier. The village of Hautecourt is also home to a rare type of cave which is only accessed once every seven years so as not to disturb the many species that are indigenous to it.

Sports[edit]

The commune also has a football team who regularly play in Hautecourt in their home colours of purple.

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