Argis

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Argis
Argis Town Hall
Argis Town Hall
Coat of arms of Argis
Coat of arms
Location of Argis
Argis is located in France
Argis
Argis
Argis is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Argis
Argis
Coordinates: 45°56′05″N 5°29′30″E / 45.9347°N 5.4917°E / 45.9347; 5.4917Coordinates: 45°56′05″N 5°29′30″E / 45.9347°N 5.4917°E / 45.9347; 5.4917
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBelley
CantonAmbérieu-en-Bugey
IntercommunalityLa Plaine de l'Ain
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marcel Chevé
Area
1
7.84 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
452
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01017 /01230
Elevation300–819 m (984–2,687 ft)
(avg. 320 m or 1,050 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Argissiens or Argissiennes.[2]

Geography[edit]

Argis is in the mountains of the southern Jura in the mountains of Bugey in the valley of the Albarine between Tenay and Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey. Altitude varies from 315 metres in the valley to 800 metres on the slopes of the valley.

The commune is some 10 km east of Amberieu-en-Bugey and 10 km south-west of Hauteville-Lompnes. It can be accessed on the D1504 road from Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey in the north-west passing through the northern border of the commune then south to the village and continuing south to Tenay. The D104 road also goes from the village over a tortuous mountain route to Arandas in the south-west. There are also many small mountain roads in the commune. The railway line from Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey to Tenay also passes through the commune parallel to the D1504 road. There is no station in the commune with the nearest station being the one near Tenay. In addition to the village there is the small hamlet of Plomb in the south. The commune is mountainous and heavily forested.[3]

The Albarine at Argis

The Albarine river passes through the commune from south to north parallel with the railway and the D1504 continuing west to join the Ain near Chez le Bret. A number of streams flow into the river including the Ruisseau de la Gorge, the Ruisseau de la Tine, the Biez Molet, the Biez Michel, and the Biez Gallet.[3]

History[edit]

There was a lordship and a castle in the Middle Ages.

Toponymy[edit]

Over the centuries, Argis has been called:[4]

  • Argil (1242)
  • De Argillo (1385)
  • Argit (1650)
  • Argy (1734)

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Argis
The status of the official emblem has yet to be determined.

Blazon:
Or, a bend azure semy of mullets of Or..[5]



Administration[edit]

List of mayors of Argis[6]

From To Name Party Position
1944 1959 Louis Dillenschneider
1959 1974 Louis Ronchall
1974 1974 Jean Reverdy
1974 1999 (resigned) André Ollier
1999 2001 Jean-Claude Marquis
2001 Present Marcel Chevé

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006424—    
2007421−0.7%
2008421+0.0%
2009421+0.0%
2010421+0.0%
2011421+0.0%
2012424+0.7%
2013422−0.5%
2014427+1.2%
2015433+1.4%
2016438+1.2%

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Waterfalls de la Côte and de la Pissoire.

Photo gallery[edit]

Argis Panorama

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ain (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ Regional Terms and placenames of French Switzerland and surroundings (in French).
  5. ^ See in French: Argis Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine on OLDJP - the Blazon Bank Archived 2013-07-10 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)

External links[edit]