Canton of Belley

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Canton de Belley
French canton
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Seat Belley
Communes 34
 • Total 333.97 km2 (128.95 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 23,936
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Cantonal code 01 04
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The canton of Belley is one of the cantons of France and is located in the department of Ain and in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.


This canton is organized around Belley in the Arrondissement of Belley. Its altitude is between 203 meters in (Brégnier-Cordon) and 1,020 meters in (Conzieu) with an average of 286 m.


At the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, the canton was expanded from 24 to 37 communes (6 of which merged into the new communes Arboys-en-Bugey, Parves-et-Nattages and Chazey-Bons):[1]


Historical population of Canton of Belley
(Source: INSEE)
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 10 920 12 497 13 045 14 165 14 512 15 488
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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Coordinates: 45°45′33″N 5°41′21″E / 45.75917°N 5.68917°E / 45.75917; 5.68917