Viriat

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Viriat
The Jugnon
The Jugnon
Coat of arms of Viriat
Coat of arms
Viriat is located in France
Viriat
Viriat
Coordinates: 46°15′11″N 5°12′58″E / 46.253°N 5.216°E / 46.253; 5.216Coordinates: 46°15′11″N 5°12′58″E / 46.253°N 5.216°E / 46.253; 5.216
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Viriat
Intercommunality Bourg-en-Bresse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Perret
Area1 45.35 km2 (17.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,735
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01451 / 01440
Elevation 206–257 m (676–843 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 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.

Viriat is a commune in the Ain department in the Rhône Alps of eastern France.

History[edit]

Settlement there goes back to at least the Celtic period.

In the twelfth century, the name "Viriacus" appears in a record, referring to church and a priory.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,122 —    
1800 2,119 −0.1%
1806 2,199 +3.8%
1821 2,309 +5.0%
1831 2,394 +3.7%
1836 2,476 +3.4%
1841 2,535 +2.4%
1846 2,530 −0.2%
1851 2,587 +2.3%
1856 2,580 −0.3%
1861 2,578 −0.1%
1866 2,545 −1.3%
1872 2,629 +3.3%
1876 2,690 +2.3%
1881 2,708 +0.7%
1886 2,870 +6.0%
1891 2,741 −4.5%
1896 2,704 −1.3%
1901 2,580 −4.6%
1906 2,574 −0.2%
1911 2,529 −1.7%
1921 2,517 −0.5%
1926 2,578 +2.4%
1931 2,570 −0.3%
1936 2,579 +0.4%
1946 2,678 +3.8%
1954 2,660 −0.7%
1962 2,644 −0.6%
1968 3,012 +13.9%
1975 3,562 +18.3%
1982 3,997 +12.2%
1990 4,701 +17.6%
1999 5,287 +12.5%
2008 5,735 +8.5%

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