Apremont, Ain

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Apremont
Apremont, Ain, Entry to Petit Vallon.JPG
Apremont is located in France
Apremont
Apremont
Coordinates: 46°12′28″N 5°39′26″E / 46.2078°N 5.6572°E / 46.2078; 5.6572Coordinates: 46°12′28″N 5°39′26″E / 46.2078°N 5.6572°E / 46.2078; 5.6572
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Nantua
Canton Nantua
Intercommunality Haut Bugey
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Jean-Pierre Girard
Area1 14.57 km2 (5.63 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 352
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01011 / 01100
Elevation 658–1,042 m (2,159–3,419 ft)
(avg. 850 m or 2,790 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.

Apremont is a French commune in the department of Ain in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Marranes[1]

Geography[edit]

Apremont is located halfway between Nantua and Oyonnax some 20 km north-west of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and 40 km east of Bourg-en-Bresse. The commune has an area of 1456 hectares and is bounded by the communes of Bellignat, Oyonnax, Charix, Nantua, Montreal-la-Cluse, Martignat, and Groissiat. The commune is composed of several villages including:

  • Petit Vallon
  • Grand Vallon
  • La Gotette
  • Ablatrix

There are also a few isolated farms such as Les Éterres, le Cree, and Molet.

The commune can be accessed by road D74 from Oyonnax in the north passing though the heart of the commune and the village and continuing to Nantua in the south. There is also access via the D95 from Charix in the south-west to the town. There are also several small roads in the commune. The commune consists of forest and mountain landscape.

The Lange river rises in the town and flows north to Oyonnax before turning south and joining the Oignin at Le Mollard.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

The Town Hall

List of Successive Mayors of Apremont[3]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2001 Jean-Pierre Girard
2001 2008 Charles Sonthonnax
2008 2020 Jean-Pierre Girard

(Not all data is known)


Demography[edit]

In 2009 the commune had 352 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
433 499 491 405 418 431 417 394 369
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
361 383 358 348 334 308 294 298 314
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
338 306 287 236 201 207 218 205 187
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 - -
176 148 200 279 341 328 352 - -

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

Apremont War Memorial
Apremont Church
A Monumental Cross in Apremont
Population of Apremont

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Ruins of a castle built in the 13th century

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

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