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A street in Agnin
A street in Agnin
Coat of arms of Agnin
Coat of arms
Location of Agnin
Agnin is located in France
Agnin is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 4°51′28″E / 45.3411°N 4.8578°E / 45.3411; 4.8578Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 4°51′28″E / 45.3411°N 4.8578°E / 45.3411; 4.8578
IntercommunalityEntre Bièvre et Rhône
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christian Monteyremard
7.96 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38003 /38150
Elevation167–331 m (548–1,086 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Agnin is a French commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Agnitaires [2]

The commune has been awarded one flower by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[3]


The entry to Agnin

Agnin is located some 25 km south of Vienne and 5 km north-east of Saint-Rambert-d'Albon. It can be accessed by the road D519 from near Chanas in the west passing through the southern part of the commune and continuing to Bouge-Chambalud. Parallel to this road in the north of the commune is the D51 road from Salaise-sur-Sanne in the west passing through the commune and the village and continuing to Anjou in the east. The D131 also comes from the Ville-sous-Anjou in the north joining the D51 west of the village. The Route de Bouge connects the village to the D519 in the south of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland with significant areas of housing in the north and some small areas of forest in the south.[4]

An unnamed stream flows south forming the western border of the commune and another unnamed stream flows through the commune then forms the south-western border. They both join in the south-west and continue flowing west. The Dolon stream forms the southern border of the commune

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]


Like the nearby town of Anjou the origin of the name Agnin comes from the name of a Roman noble Anianus who owned vast territory in that era. The name of the town changed a few centuries later to Agnino which was the name used in the 11th century to describe this commune. Then over the following centuries Agnino became the Agnin known today.[5]


[[Image:|120px|center|Arms of Agnin]] Blazon:

Party per bend sinister, one of Or a local church soutenu at dexter by an inescutcheon with two keys saltirewise and sinister in chief a Vol all represented in lines; two of gules a dolphin of Or at dexter and a rose gules stalked and leaved in vert; in the cotice a bend sinister in Or charged with the letters AGNIN in sable debruised on the division.


The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors of Agnin[6]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Gérard Giraud
2008 Current Christian Monteyremard

(Not all data is known)


Historical population
Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
- 459 609 738 725 696 733 717 705
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
589 612 588 572 564 565 544 502 512
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
525 536 520 503 432 402 438 457 479
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
460 462 505 605 648 789 883 969 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

The War Memorial in the Church
Agnin War Memorial

Sites and Monuments[edit]

Agnin Church
Agnin Lavoir (Public Laundry)
  • The portal and tower of Bâtie ManorLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg are registered as historical monuments.[7]
  • Gaulas Castle
  • A Church from the 12th century
  • Typical houses
  • Gallo-Roman remains at Golat

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Isère ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ Agnin in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ Google Maps
  5. ^ André Plank, The Origin of the names of the Communes of the department of Isère, Bourg-d'Oisans: L'atelier, 2006, ISBN 978-2-84424-043-9
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00117114 Bâtie Manor ‹See Tfd›(in French)

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