Birieux

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Birieux
Commune
Birieux is located in France
Birieux
Birieux
Coordinates: 45°57′12″N 5°02′23″E / 45.9533°N 5.0397°E / 45.9533; 5.0397Coordinates: 45°57′12″N 5°02′23″E / 45.9533°N 5.0397°E / 45.9533; 5.0397
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Villars-les-Dombes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Paul Brazier
Area1 15.83 km2 (6.11 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 230
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01045 /01330
Elevation 277–295 m (909–968 ft)
(avg. 285 m or 935 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.

Birieux is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The Chalaronne forms part of the commune's northwestern border.

History[edit]

Birieux is first mentioned in the 12th century as a priory dependent on the abbey of l'Île Barbe à Lyon.

In the Middle Ages, Birieux was a possession of the lords of Thoire-Villars.

In 1789, the commune was included in the canton of Meximieux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 227 —    
1800 340 +49.8%
1806 218 −35.9%
1821 112 −48.6%
1831 245 +118.8%
1836 237 −3.3%
1841 214 −9.7%
1846 247 +15.4%
1851 254 +2.8%
1856 274 +7.9%
1861 269 −1.8%
1866 247 −8.2%
1872 241 −2.4%
1876 245 +1.7%
1881 238 −2.9%
1886 253 +6.3%
1891 251 −0.8%
1896 246 −2.0%
1901 232 −5.7%
1906 229 −1.3%
1911 248 +8.3%
1921 237 −4.4%
1926 202 −14.8%
1931 184 −8.9%
1936 167 −9.2%
1946 176 +5.4%
1954 159 −9.7%
1962 125 −21.4%
1968 110 −12.0%
1975 97 −11.8%
1982 102 +5.2%
1990 125 +22.5%
1999 145 +16.0%
2008 230 +58.6%

Economy[edit]

The region is primarily agricultural, producing grain and cattle.

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