Poncin

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Poncin
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Poncin
Coat of arms
Poncin is located in France
Poncin
Poncin
Coordinates: 46°05′00″N 5°24′00″E / 46.0833°N 5.4°E / 46.0833; 5.4Coordinates: 46°05′00″N 5°24′00″E / 46.0833°N 5.4°E / 46.0833; 5.4
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Nantua
Canton Poncin
Intercommunality Bugey-Vallée de l'Ain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Giroux
Area1 19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,592
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01303 / 01450
Elevation 240–540 m (790–1,770 ft)
(avg. 265 m or 869 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.

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

It lies on the banks of the Ain River.

History[edit]

Of strategic importance during medieval times, Poncin is surrounded by city walls that are still in perfect shape despite their age. The village was originally intended to receive the same patronage as Pérouges but the plan never reached fruition.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,043 —    
1800 2,511 +22.9%
1806 2,696 +7.4%
1821 1,923 −28.7%
1831 2,121 +10.3%
1836 2,097 −1.1%
1841 2,109 +0.6%
1846 1,902 −9.8%
1851 2,135 +12.3%
1856 2,171 +1.7%
1861 2,238 +3.1%
1866 2,187 −2.3%
1872 2,100 −4.0%
1876 2,052 −2.3%
1881 2,006 −2.2%
1886 1,913 −4.6%
1891 1,831 −4.3%
1896 1,724 −5.8%
1901 1,675 −2.8%
1906 1,474 −12.0%
1911 1,395 −5.4%
1921 1,222 −12.4%
1926 1,154 −5.6%
1931 1,243 +7.7%
1936 1,230 −1.0%
1946 1,201 −2.4%
1954 1,279 +6.5%
1962 1,157 −9.5%
1968 1,210 +4.6%
1975 1,115 −7.9%
1982 1,144 +2.6%
1990 1,229 +7.4%
1999 1,360 +10.7%
2008 1,582 +16.3%

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