Bourgoin-Jallieu

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Bourgoin-Jallieu
Commune
An aerial view of Bourgoin-Jallieu
An aerial view of Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coat of arms of Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coat of arms
Bourgoin-Jallieu is located in France
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coordinates: 45°35′10″N 5°16′25″E / 45.5861°N 5.2736°E / 45.5861; 5.2736Coordinates: 45°35′10″N 5°16′25″E / 45.5861°N 5.2736°E / 45.5861; 5.2736
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement La Tour-du-Pin
Canton Bourgoin-Jallieu
Intercommunality Porte de l'Isère
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Vincent Chriqui
Area1 24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 27,366
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 38053 /38300

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.

Bourgoin-Jallieu is a commune in the Isère department in the province of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France.

The city had 26,773 inhabitants in 2015 and lies 35 kilometres east-southeast of Lyon.

Geography[edit]

Bourgoin is located 32 km from Lyon, 17 km from St Priest, the first suburb and 70 km from Grenoble. The town is next to the new town of l'Isle-d'Abeau and Saint-Exupéry International Airport.

The Bourbre flows northwest through the commune and crosses the town.

Neighbourhoods in the municipality include:

  • Champfleuri
  • Funas
  • Champaret
  • Boussieu
  • La Grive
  • Montbernier
  • Planbourgoin
  • Pré-Bénit
  • Mozas
  • l'Oiselet

Population[edit]

Bougoin-Jallieu has a population of about 27,000 and last year it was about 25,000 or 26,000. In 1793 the population was 3368 and in 1800 it was 3595. The population has become larger mainly since the mid-20th century in Bourgoin-Jallieu. Its inhabitants are called Berjalliens.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,368 —    
1800 3,595 +6.7%
1806 3,620 +0.7%
1821 3,780 +4.4%
1831 3,672 −2.9%
1836 4,235 +15.3%
1841 4,271 +0.9%
1846 4,394 +2.9%
1851 4,749 +8.1%
1856 4,400 −7.3%
1861 4,851 +10.3%
1866 4,853 +0.0%
Year Pop. ±%
1872 4,954 +2.1%
1876 5,021 +1.4%
1881 6,138 +22.2%
1886 6,345 +3.4%
1891 7,217 +13.7%
1896 6,659 −7.7%
1901 7,279 +9.3%
1906 7,163 −1.6%
1911 6,790 −5.2%
1921 6,162 −9.2%
1926 7,241 +17.5%
1931 8,020 +10.8%
Year Pop. ±%
1936 7,465 −6.9%
1946 7,699 +3.1%
1954 8,153 +5.9%
1962 9,240 +13.3%
1968 19,941 +115.8%
1975 21,971 +10.2%
1982 22,550 +2.6%
1990 22,392 −0.7%
1999 22,947 +2.5%
2006 23,659 +3.1%
2009 25,540 +8.0%
2015 26,773 +4.8%

Personalities[edit]

Sport[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is home to the rugby union club CS Bourgoin-Jallieu, which competes in the D2 French national championship.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is twinned with:

Culture[edit]

Gastronomy[edit]

La Brioche de Bourgoin

Besides from being located in a region benefiting from the glow of the Lyon gastronomy, Bourgoin-Jallieu is also the birthplace of the Chef Guy Savoy. Some of the most famous dishes of the city are the following:

  • The chaudelets
  • The brioche de Bourgoin
  • The Isernoix
  • The San-Antonio chocolate
  • The Grande Dauphine
  • The Galet du Bion

Literature[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is the birthplace of Frédéric Dard, writer of San-Antonio book serie.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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