Pougny, Ain

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Pougny
Hydroelectricity plant Chancy-Pougny.jpg
Coat of arms of Pougny
Coat of arms
Pougny is located in France
Pougny
Pougny
Coordinates: 46°08′22″N 5°57′01″E / 46.1394°N 5.9503°E / 46.1394; 5.9503Coordinates: 46°08′22″N 5°57′01″E / 46.1394°N 5.9503°E / 46.1394; 5.9503
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Collonges
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Mabillard
Area
 • Land1 7.77 km2 (3.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 764
 • Population2 density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01308 / 01550
Elevation 333–461 m (1,093–1,512 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.

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

It lies near the border with Switzerland and is the first French village to be crossed by the Rhone, and a hydro-electric station constructed in 1926 which it shares with the Swiss village of Chancy is named after it.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1831 298 —    
1836 305 +2.3%
1841 371 +21.6%
1846 394 +6.2%
1851 411 +4.3%
1856 420 +2.2%
1861 420 +0.0%
1866 429 +2.1%
1872 376 −12.4%
1876 450 +19.7%
1881 425 −5.6%
1886 411 −3.3%
1891 420 +2.2%
1896 488 +16.2%
1901 382 −21.7%
1906 435 +13.9%
1911 405 −6.9%
1921 525 +29.6%
1926 560 +6.7%
1931 470 −16.1%
1936 442 −6.0%
1946 372 −15.8%
1954 381 +2.4%
1962 378 −0.8%
1968 424 +12.2%
1975 543 +28.1%
1982 543 +0.0%
1990 600 +10.5%
1999 629 +4.8%
2008 764 +21.5%

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