Birieux

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Birieux
Location of Birieux
Birieux is located in France
Birieux
Birieux
Birieux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
CantonVillars-les-Dombes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Paul Brazier
Area
1
15.83 km2 (6.11 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
230
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01045 /01330
Elevation277–295 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
YearPop.±%
1793227—    
1800340+49.8%
1806218−35.9%
1821112−48.6%
1831245+118.8%
1836237−3.3%
1841214−9.7%
1846247+15.4%
1851254+2.8%
1856274+7.9%
1861269−1.8%
1866247−8.2%
1872241−2.4%
1876245+1.7%
1881238−2.9%
1886253+6.3%
1891251−0.8%
1896246−2.0%
1901232−5.7%
1906229−1.3%
1911248+8.3%
1921237−4.4%
1926202−14.8%
1931184−8.9%
1936167−9.2%
1946176+5.4%
1954159−9.7%
1962125−21.4%
1968110−12.0%
197597−11.8%
1982102+5.2%
1990125+22.5%
1999145+16.0%
2008230+58.6%

Economy[edit]

The region is primarily agricultural, producing grain and cattle.

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