Ambérieux-en-Dombes

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Ambérieux-en-Dombes
The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Coat of arms of Ambérieux-en-Dombes
Coat of arms
Location of Ambérieux-en-Dombes
Ambérieux-en-Dombes is located in France
Ambérieux-en-Dombes
Ambérieux-en-Dombes
Ambérieux-en-Dombes is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Ambérieux-en-Dombes
Ambérieux-en-Dombes
Coordinates: 45°59′57″N 4°54′12″E / 45.9992°N 4.9033°E / 45.9992; 4.9033Coordinates: 45°59′57″N 4°54′12″E / 45.9992°N 4.9033°E / 45.9992; 4.9033
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
CantonVillars-les-Dombes
IntercommunalityDombes Saône Vallée
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pierre Pernet
Area
1
15.92 km2 (6.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
1,671
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01005 /01330
Elevation265–302 m (869–991 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ambérieux-en-Dombes (pronounced [ɑ̃.be.ʁjø.ɑ̃.dɔ̃b]) is a commune in the department of Ain in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ambarrois or Ambarroises[1]

Geography[edit]

As its name suggests, Ambérieux-en-Dombes is a part of the Dombes country in Ain. It is located some 10 km east of Villefranche-sur-Saone and 35 km north of Lyon. There are several access roads to the commune: the D904 comes from Savigneux in the west through the heart of the commune and the town and continues east to Lapeyrouse; the D66 road from Saint-Trivier-sur-Moignans in the north passes through the town and continues south to Saint-Jean-de-Thurigneux; the D660 comes from Rancé in the south-west to the town; and the D82 comes from Monthieux in the south-east and continues to Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne in the north-east. All of these roads intersect in or very near the town.[2]

There is a network of country roads covering the commune which is entirely farmland outside the built-up areas. Apart from the town there is the hamlet of La Jonchay to the north-east of the town.

There are many étangs or ponds in the commune, particularly in the east but almost no waterways.[2]

History[edit]

The village was known as Ambariacum in the 6th century and the land belonged to the castles of the first Burgundian kings.

On 13 July 1922 a train of the Compagnie des Tramways de l'Ain returning pilgrims from Ars-sur-Formans derailed between Ambérieux-en-Dombes and Lapeyrouse leaving one dead and several injured.[3]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Ambérieux-en-Dombes
The official emblem is still to be determined.

Blazon:
Party per fess, the first Or, a tower of gules port open charged with a dexter hand dorsed in benediction over a mallet and traversed by an antique crown of nine points with viscount's pearls all of Or, the tower supported by two horses rearing in sable; the second azure charged with a heron of argent with left leg raised..[4]



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Ambérieux-en-Dombes [5]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2001 Jean Giroux
2001 2014 Bernard Ravoire
2014 Present Pierre Pernet

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20051,442—    
20061,436−0.4%
20071,544+7.5%
20081,567+1.5%
20091,592+1.6%
20101,616+1.5%
20111,600−1.0%
20121,642+2.6%
20131,635−0.4%
20141,627−0.5%
20151,619−0.5%
20161,671+3.2%

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [6][edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron EM 52.09
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 61.84
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 64.03
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 69.80

Culture and heritage[edit]

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Castle Tower.
  • The Chateau of Ambérieux-en-Dombes (15th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[7] It was built between 1370 and 1376 (dendrochronological study) during the reign of Humbert V of Thoire and Villars. It is located in the centre of the village today and still has four towers - three square towers 19 metres tall and a round tower of small diameter which served as a prison. The dungeon has been completely restored with the installation of a new roof in 2010.[8]
  • The War Memorial has the feature of being topped by a rooster.

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Laurent Capponi (1512-1573), Lord of Ambérieux-en-Dombes
  • Jean Saint-Cyr (1899-1990), French politician, born in Ambérieux-en-Dombes
  • Gundobad, the 6th-century king of the Burgundians, born in the commune

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