Arbignieu

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Arbignieu
Church in Peyzieu
Church in Peyzieu
Location of Arbignieu
Arbignieu is located in France
Arbignieu
Arbignieu
Arbignieu is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Arbignieu
Arbignieu
Coordinates: 45°43′46″N 5°39′04″E / 45.7294°N 5.6511°E / 45.7294; 5.6511Coordinates: 45°43′46″N 5°39′04″E / 45.7294°N 5.6511°E / 45.7294; 5.6511
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBelley
CantonBelley
CommuneArboys-en-Bugey
Area
1
13.07 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
656
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
01300
Elevation221–495 m (725–1,624 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.

Arbignieu is a former commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Arboys-en-Bugey.[2]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbignolans or Arbignolanes[3]

Geography[edit]

The commune is located 4 km south-west of Belley and 30 km north-west of Chambery. It is traversed by the Tour du Bugey trail. It lies in the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) zone for wine from Bugey with the label "Roussette du Bugey-Arbignieu".

The commune can be accessed on the D69 from Belley in the north-east which continues west to Colomieu. The D100 road also branches from the D49 at the northern edge of the commune and goes south along the eastern side of the commune joining the D10 which passes through the commune from the D992 in the east through the hamlet of Peyzieu then south-west to Saint-Bois. There are three hamlets in the commune other than Arbignieu: Thoys, Slignieu, and Peyzieu. The commune is approximately half farmland and half forest with most of the forest along the western border.[4]

The Furans river forms the eastern border of the commune and then flows east to join the Rhone. The Ruisseau d'Armaille flows from west to east across the commune into the Furans.[4]

The Furans near Peyzieu

Administration[edit]

List of mayors of Arbignieu[5]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2014 Daniel Girardet
2014 2015 Charles Berger

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006464—    
2007469+1.1%
2008473+0.9%
2009471−0.4%
2010480+1.9%
2011484+0.8%
2012489+1.0%
2013495+1.2%
2014495+0.0%
2015491−0.8%

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • The Ball of Gargantua (stone cups)
  • The ruins of the Chateau of Longecombe, a former Fief owned by the Luyrieu Family in the 14th century.
  • The Fortified house of Thoy or Thuey
  • General Parra's House (18th century) at Sillignieu
  • The Church of Peyzieu, a hamlet in Arbignieu

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Césaire Nivière (1799-1879), agronomist, was born in Peyzieu in the current territory of the commune.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 29 September 2015 (in French)
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Ain (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)