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Coordinates: 45°20′28″N 4°51′28″E / 45.3411°N 4.8578°E / 45.3411; 4.8578
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A street in Agnin
A street in Agnin
Coat of arms of Agnin
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; 4.8578
IntercommunalityEntre Bièvre et Rhône
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Christian Monteyremard[1]
7.96 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
 • Density150/km2 (400/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 (French pronunciation: [aɲɛ̃]) is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

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
2001 2008 Gérard Giraud
2008 2026 Christian Monteyremard


The inhabitants of the commune are known as Agnitaires in French.[7]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1800 459—    
1806 609+4.83%
1821 738+1.29%
1831 725−0.18%
1836 696−0.81%
1841 733+1.04%
1846 717−0.44%
1851 705−0.34%
1856 589−3.53%
1861 612+0.77%
1866 588−0.80%
1872 572−0.46%
1876 564−0.35%
1881 565+0.04%
1886 544−0.75%
1891 502−1.59%
1896 512+0.40%
1901 525+0.50%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1906 536+0.42%
1911 520−0.60%
1921 503−0.33%
1926 432−3.00%
1931 402−1.43%
1936 438+1.73%
1946 457+0.43%
1954 479+0.59%
1962 460−0.50%
1968 462+0.07%
1975 505+1.28%
1982 605+2.61%
1990 648+0.86%
1999 789+2.21%
2007 903+1.70%
2012 1,026+2.59%
2017 1,106+1.51%
Source: EHESS[8] and INSEE[9]
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 Manor are registered as historical monuments.[10]
  • Gaulas Castle
  • A Church from the 12th century
  • Typical houses
  • Gallo-Roman remains at Golat

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021" (in French). The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Agnin in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine (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 Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  7. ^ Le nom des habitants du 38 - Isère Archived 8 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine, habitants.fr
  8. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Agnin, EHESS (in French).
  9. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968 Archived 24 September 2022 at the Wayback Machine, INSEE
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00117114 Bâtie Manor (in French)

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