Hauteville-Lompnes

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Hauteville-Lompnes
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Hauteville-Lompnes
Coat of arms
Hauteville-Lompnes is located in France
Hauteville-Lompnes
Hauteville-Lompnes
Coordinates: 45°58′54″N 5°36′00″E / 45.9817°N 5.6°E / 45.9817; 5.6Coordinates: 45°58′54″N 5°36′00″E / 45.9817°N 5.6°E / 45.9817; 5.6
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Hauteville-Lompnes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Maclet
Area
 • Land1 50.34 km2 (19.44 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,193
 • Population2 density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01185 / 01110
Elevation 455–1,240 m (1,493–4,068 ft)
(avg. 810 m or 2,660 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.

Hauteville-Lompnes is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

History[edit]

The commune was formed in 1942 by the union of Hauteville and Lompnes. In 1964 it absorbed the neighbouring communes of Lacoux and Longecombe.

Geography[edit]

The river Albarine flows southwestward through the commune's northern part.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 734 —    
1800 674 −8.2%
1806 687 +1.9%
1821 662 −3.6%
1831 770 +16.3%
1836 673 −12.6%
1841 686 +1.9%
1846 732 +6.7%
1851 797 +8.9%
1856 772 −3.1%
1861 763 −1.2%
1866 798 +4.6%
1872 755 −5.4%
1876 775 +2.6%
1881 750 −3.2%
1886 779 +3.9%
1891 708 −9.1%
1896 729 +3.0%
1901 908 +24.6%
1906 973 +7.2%
1911 942 −3.2%
1921 1,083 +15.0%
1926 1,535 +41.7%
1931 2,198 +43.2%
1936 2,673 +21.6%
1946 4,494 +68.1%
1954 5,419 +20.6%
1962 3,806 −29.8%
1968 3,841 +0.9%
1975 4,083 +6.3%
1982 3,597 −11.9%
1990 3,895 +8.3%
1999 3,662 −6.0%
2008 4,193 +14.5%

Features[edit]

Hauteville-Lompnes is famous for its deposits of marble which has been used in the construction of many monumental buildings, among them the Empire State Building in New York and the Kōkyo Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

A notable feature is the castle d'Angeville, a family possession of the family of that name since 1657. A scion of that family was Henriette d'Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc, for whom a street in Hauteville is named; her brother, the count d'Angeville, lived in the castle in the mid-nineteenth century.[1]

The town was also renowned at the start of the 20th century for its state-of-the art hospitals, notable in the fight against tuberculosis.

Today the town is more oriented towards tourism, with cross country and downhill skiing in the winter and range of summertime activities, including walking, hiking and fishing.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Domain, Guy (29 July 2010). "Hauteville-Lompnes : la rue centrale, un condensé de l'histoire de la station". Le Progrès. Retrieved 21 August 2010.