Arbigny

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Arbigny
The Grand-Étang near Arbigny
The Grand-Étang near Arbigny
Location of Arbigny
Arbigny is located in France
Arbigny
Arbigny
Arbigny is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Arbigny
Arbigny
Coordinates: 46°28′14″N 4°57′48″E / 46.4706°N 4.9633°E / 46.4706; 4.9633Coordinates: 46°28′14″N 4°57′48″E / 46.4706°N 4.9633°E / 46.4706; 4.9633
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
CantonReplonges
IntercommunalityBresse et Saône
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Gras
Area
1
17.47 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
466
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01016 /01190
Elevation169–214 m (554–702 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arbigny is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arbignerons or Arbigneronnes[2]

Geography[edit]

Arbigny is some 20 km north of Mâcon and 40 km south by south-east of Chalon-sur-Saône. The commune can be accessed by the D933 from Sermoyer in the north passing through the centre of the commune and village and continuing south to Pont-de-Vaux. The D126 runs west from the village changing to the D163 at the border of the commune and continuing to Uchizy. There are two other hamlets in the commune - La Croix and La Varenne. About 80% of the commune is farmland with the rest being the forested eastern part.[3]

The western border of the commune is formed by the Saône river. In the north and east there are ponds which are drained by the Biel d'Etang Neuf and the Biel d'Etang Butière which flow west to the Saône.[3]

History[edit]

The area has been occupied since prehistoric times. The village was known as Albiniacus in the Middle Ages.

Administration[edit]

List of mayors of Arbigny[4]

From To Name Party Position
1995 2008 Christian Berardet
2008 2014 Michel Vieux
2014 Present Daniel Gras

(Not all data is known)

Maize seedlings

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2005349—    
2006349+0.0%
2007352+0.9%
2008368+4.5%
2009383+4.1%
2010399+4.2%
2011405+1.5%
2012414+2.2%
2013427+3.1%
2014440+3.0%
2015453+3.0%
2016462+2.0%

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Moulin de la Brevette Yard
An old winnowing machine at the Moulin de la Brevette
Wheat field in Arbigny
  • The remains of an old Fortified Chateau
  • A Napoleonic milestone dated 1808
  • A Stone marker commemorating the landing fields of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, on the road to Uchizy just before the bridge over the Saône. The code name of the landing field was "JUNOT".
  • A Plaque honouring two young resistance fighters (Dupasquier and Clairmidi) murdered by the Nazis in 1944 at a place called "La Varenne".

Protected natural areas[edit]

The floodplains of the Saône Valley have been classified as protected areas since 1994.[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ain (in French)
  3. ^ a b Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Protection Zone for the wetlands of the Saône Valley, Préfectoral directive of 25 February 1994, Préfecture of Ain (in French)