Hauteville-Lompnes

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Hauteville-Lompnes
Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Hauteville-Lompnes
Coat of arms
Location of Hauteville-Lompnes
Hauteville-Lompnes is located in France
Hauteville-Lompnes
Hauteville-Lompnes
Hauteville-Lompnes is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Hauteville-Lompnes
Hauteville-Lompnes
Coordinates: 45°58′54″N 5°36′00″E / 45.9817°N 5.6°E / 45.9817; 5.6Coordinates: 45°58′54″N 5°36′00″E / 45.9817°N 5.6°E / 45.9817; 5.6
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBelley
CantonHauteville-Lompnes
CommunePlateau d'Hauteville
Area
1
50.34 km2 (19.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,755
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
01110
Elevation455–1,240 m (1,493–4,068 ft)
(avg. 810 m or 2,660 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Hauteville-Lompnes is a former commune in the Ain department in eastern France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune of Plateau d'Hauteville.[2]

History[edit]

The commune was formed in 1942 by the union of Hauteville and Lompnes. In 1964 it absorbed the neighbouring communes of Lacoux and Longecombe.

Sanatorium Félix Mangini[edit]

The Sanatorium Félix Mangini was established in 1899 by Frédéric Dumarest.[3] It was dedicated to the care of tuberculosis patients.[4]

Geography[edit]

The river Albarine flows southwestward through the commune's northern part.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20064,125—    
20074,114−0.3%
20084,193+1.9%
20094,116−1.8%
20104,044−1.7%
20113,971−1.8%
20123,921−1.3%
20133,919−0.1%
20143,829−2.3%
20153,739−2.4%
20163,650−2.4%

Features[edit]

Hauteville-Lompnes is famous for its deposits of marble which has been used in the construction of many monumental buildings, among them the Empire State Building in New York City and the Kōkyo Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

A notable feature is the castle d'Angeville, a family possession of the family of that name since 1657. A scion of that family was Henriette d'Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc, for whom a street in Hauteville is named; her brother, the count d'Angeville, lived in the castle in the mid-nineteenth century.[5]

Today the town is more oriented towards tourism, with cross country and downhill skiing in the winter and range of summertime activities, including walking, hiking and fishing.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 12 December 2018 (in French)
  3. ^ Guy, Louis Henri (20 April 2016). "Hommage au Docteur Frédéric Dumarest en 1956 - LGUYHAUTEVILLE01". lguyhauteville. Louis Guy. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ [Hauteville-Lompnes#Sanatorium_F.C3.A9lix_Mangini "Bugey Historique"] Check |url= value (help). bugey-historique. Bugey Historique. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  5. ^ Domain, Guy (29 July 2010). "Hauteville-Lompnes : la rue centrale, un condensé de l'histoire de la station". Le Progrès. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010.