L'Abergement-Clémenciat

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L'Abergement-Clémenciat
The town hall in L'Abergement-Clémenciat
The town hall in L'Abergement-Clémenciat
Location of L'Abergement-Clémenciat
L'Abergement-Clémenciat is located in France
L'Abergement-Clémenciat
L'Abergement-Clémenciat
L'Abergement-Clémenciat is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
L'Abergement-Clémenciat
L'Abergement-Clémenciat
Coordinates: 46°09′07″N 4°55′18″E / 46.1519°N 4.9217°E / 46.1519; 4.9217Coordinates: 46°09′07″N 4°55′18″E / 46.1519°N 4.9217°E / 46.1519; 4.9217
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
CantonChâtillon-sur-Chalaronne
IntercommunalityDombes
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Boulon
Area
1
15.95 km2 (6.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
785
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01001 /01400
Elevation206–272 m (676–892 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

L'Abergement-Clémenciat is a commune in the department of Ain and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in eastern Metropolitan France. The commune was established in 1857 by combining the two parishes of Abergement and Clémenciat.

Geography[edit]

L'Abergement-Clémenciat lies on the border between Bresse and Dombes at an altitude of 206 to 272 meters. The commune sits on an area of 1,596 hectares. Other communes near-by include Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, Illiat, Sulignat, Thoissey, Saint-Étienne-sur-Chalaronne, and Dompierre-sur-Chalaronne. The closest big cities are Lyon, and Geneva.

Hydrography[edit]

  • The Chalaronne flows west-northwest through the southern part of the commune.
  • The Glenne forms the northern border with the commune of Illiat. It empties into the Chalaronne at Saint-Étienne-sur-Chalaronne
  • The Vernisson Canal forms the eastern border with Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne and it empties into the Chalaronne at Pontpeillon.
  • The Payon Canal crosses the ash ponds at Châtillon.

Toponomy[edit]

There are 4 communes in Ain with the name of Jura on a river. The other three are Le Petit-Abergement, Le Grand-Abergement, and L'Abergement-de-Varey. It seems to designate agricultural concessions in the 11th-15th centuries.

History[edit]

It was once a large timber plantation.

Mayors[edit]

List of successive mayors
Name Term Party Qualifications
1857 1882 Antoine-Élisée Munet
1882 1912 Melchior Munet
1912 1944 Élisée Munet
December 1944 February 1945 Paul Reverdy
February 1945 May 1945 Élisée Munet
May 1945 October 1947 Jean-Marie Beyoux radical socialist
November 1947 March 1971 Joseph Jouard
March 1971 June 1997 René Perret UDF-PR
June 1997 March 2008 Jean-Claude Rigaud
March 2008 Current Daniel Boulon

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006811—    
2007804−0.9%
2008791−1.6%
2009787−0.5%
2010784−0.4%
2011780−0.5%
2012777−0.4%
2013767−1.3%
2014767+0.0%
2015767+0.0%
2016767+0.0%

Sights[edit]

  • The old village is subject to a classification as historical monuments since November 18, 1994
  • A castle, built in 1700, rebuilt in the 19th century
  • A church, consecrated in 1868, built under the direction of Mr. Buleau, an architect of Paris.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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