Brégnier-Cordon

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Brégnier-Cordon
Commune
BregnierVillage.jpg
Brégnier-Cordon is located in France
Brégnier-Cordon
Brégnier-Cordon
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Brégnier-Cordon is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Brégnier-Cordon
Brégnier-Cordon
Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 5°37′00″E / 45.65°N 5.6167°E / 45.65; 5.6167Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 5°37′00″E / 45.65°N 5.6167°E / 45.65; 5.6167
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Belley
Intercommunality Rhône et Gland dite Terre d’eaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Meriaudeau Robert
Area1 11.05 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 746
 • Density 68/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 01058 /01300
Elevation 203–460 m (666–1,509 ft)
(avg. 226 m or 741 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.

Brégnier-Cordon is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

The municipalities near the city are Izieu, Murs-et-Gélignieux, Prémeyzel, Saint-Genix Guiers, Champagneux, St. Benedict, Granieu, Peyrieu, Chimilin, Conzieu, and Romagnieu.

Geography[edit]

Brégnier-Cordon lies 20 km south of Belley. It is located in a bend of the Rhône on the edge of Savoy (on the southeast) and Isère (on the west). The bridge at Cordon joins the commune to Aoste, in the Isère department.

The territory of the commune lies principally in the plain of the Rhône at the foot of the Jura mountains. On the north, it is bordered by the Gland.

The Lake of Glandieu is located in the commune near the hamlet of the same name.

View from the Chateau of Barre

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793514—    
1800551+7.2%
1806566+2.7%
1821703+24.2%
1831706+0.4%
1836676−4.2%
1841759+12.3%
1846890+17.3%
1851885−0.6%
1856838−5.3%
1861712−15.0%
1866794+11.5%
1872758−4.5%
1876867+14.4%
1881876+1.0%
1886863−1.5%
1891834−3.4%
1896893+7.1%
1901905+1.3%
1906859−5.1%
1911771−10.2%
1921680−11.8%
1926673−1.0%
1931717+6.5%
1936690−3.8%
1946672−2.6%
1954595−11.5%
1962582−2.2%
1968502−13.7%
1975442−12.0%
1982502+13.6%
1990511+1.8%
1999566+10.8%
2008746+31.8%

Transportation[edit]

The commune is on the D19 highway coming from Sault-Brénaz and going to the northwest. This becomes the D992 south of the commune and heads north toward Belley. The D10 passes north of the commune, connecting the D19 to the D992 without following the Rhône.

The closest motorway is the A43, accessed at the Chimilin–Les Abrets exit a few kilometers south of the commune.

Monuments and sites[edit]

  • Château de la Barre
  • Ruins of the feudal Château de Cordon
  • Stone bridge over the Rhône
  • Memorial to deported Jewish children
  • Dam and hydroelectric power station on the Rhône
  • Grotte de Liévrin : prehistoric cave classified as a monument historique in 1913
  • Grotte de la Bonne Femme : natural cavity cut into the north flank of Cordon hill, occupied in paleotithic times and a monument historique since 1913
  • Cascade de Glandieu : waterfall

See also[edit]

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