Bourgoin-Jallieu

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Bourgoin-Jallieu
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Location of Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu is located in France
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementLa Tour-du-Pin
CantonBourgoin-Jallieu
IntercommunalityCA Porte de l'Isère
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Vincent Chriqui[1]
Area
1
24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
28,494
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.

Bourgoin-Jallieu (French pronunciation: ​[buʁɡwɛ̃ ʒaljø]) is a commune in the Isère department in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France. The city had 28,494 inhabitants in 2018 and lies 35 kilometres east-southeast of Lyon. It was formed by the merger of the former communes Bourgoin and Jallieu in 1965.[3]

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]

Bourgoin-Jallieu has a population of about 28,000. The population data given in the table and graph below for 1962 and earlier refer to the former commune of Bourgoin. A small town of about 3,500 inhabitants around 1800 and 7,000 around 1900, its population has rapidly increased since the 1960s. Its inhabitants are called Berjalliens.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 3,368—    
1800 3,595+0.94%
1806 3,620+0.12%
1821 3,780+0.29%
1831 3,672−0.29%
1836 4,235+2.89%
1841 4,271+0.17%
1846 4,394+0.57%
1851 4,749+1.57%
1856 4,400−1.51%
1861 4,851+1.97%
1866 4,853+0.01%
1872 4,954+0.34%
1876 5,021+0.34%
1881 6,138+4.10%
1886 6,345+0.67%
1891 7,217+2.61%
1896 6,659−1.60%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 7,279+1.80%
1906 7,163−0.32%
1911 6,790−1.06%
1921 6,162−0.97%
1926 7,241+3.28%
1931 8,020+2.06%
1936 7,465−1.42%
1946 7,699+0.31%
1954 8,153+0.72%
1962 9,240+1.58%
1968 19,941+13.68%
1975 21,971+1.39%
1982 22,550+0.37%
1990 22,392−0.09%
1999 22,947+0.27%
2007 23,759+0.44%
2012 26,773+2.42%
2017 28,387+1.18%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Personalities[edit]

Sport[edit]

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

FC Bourgoin-Jallieu (fr) is the local association football team.

Both the football and the rugby clubs play at the Stade Pierre Rajon.

The 19th stage of the 2009 Tour de France ran through the town.

International relations[edit]

Bourgoin-Jallieu is twinned with:[5]

Culture[edit]

Gastronomy[edit]

La Brioche de Bourgoin

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

  • chaudelets
  • brioche de Bourgoin
  • Isernoix
  • San-Antonio chocolate
  • Grande Dauphine
  • Galet du Bion
  • La Grise de Bazas

Literature[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Bourgoin-Jallieu, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "Les villes jumelées". bourgoinjallieu.fr (in French). Bourgoin-Jallieu. Retrieved 2019-11-21.

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