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Centre Culoz.JPG
Coat of arms of Culoz
Coat of arms
Culoz is located in France
Coordinates: 45°51′N 5°47′E / 45.85°N 5.78°E / 45.85; 5.78Coordinates: 45°51′N 5°47′E / 45.85°N 5.78°E / 45.85; 5.78
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Hauteville-Lompnes
Intercommunality Colombier
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Franck André-Masse
Area1 19.36 km2 (7.47 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 3,029
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01138 /01350
Elevation 226–1,430 m (741–4,692 ft)
(avg. 237 m or 778 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.

Culoz is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France.


The town, which is situated on the right bank of the River Rhône just a few kilometres from the first foothills of the Alps, is dominated by the Grand Colombier: the highest summit of the southern end of the Jura mountain range.

Culoz lies on the D904 road close to the point at which it crosses the D992 and is also an important railway junction: Culoz railway station is served by lines to Geneva, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Evian, Aix-les-Bains, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Lyon, and Paris.



Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,317 —    
1968 2,412 +4.1%
1975 2,523 +4.6%
1982 2,630 +4.2%
1990 2,639 +0.3%
1999 2,622 −0.6%
2008 2,931 +11.8%
2014 3,029 +3.3%

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