L'Abergement-de-Varey

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L'Abergement-de-Varey
L'Abergement-de-Varey is located in France
L'Abergement-de-Varey
L'Abergement-de-Varey
Coordinates: 46°00′28″N 5°25′31″E / 46.0078°N 5.4253°E / 46.0078; 5.4253Coordinates: 46°00′28″N 5°25′31″E / 46.0078°N 5.4253°E / 46.0078; 5.4253
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Ambérieu-en-Bugey
Intercommunality Plaine de l'Ain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Max Orset
Area1 9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 194
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01002 /01640
Elevation 290–748 m (951–2,454 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 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.

L'Abergement-de-Varey is a commune in the department of Ain in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is located in the first foothills of the Bugey, not far from Pont-d'Ain. Highway 59 crosses the commune, which is situated on a hillside.

Name[edit]

There are four communes in Ain, with the name abergement, which is typical of the Jura, and also exists in Saône-et-Loire, Côte-d'Or, and Doubs; the other three are Le Petit-Abergement, Le Grand-Abergement, L'Abergement-Clémenciat. It apparently designated agricultural concessions granted from the 11th to the 15th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 532 —    
1800 541 +1.7%
1806 559 +3.3%
1821 546 −2.3%
1831 552 +1.1%
1836 539 −2.4%
1841 549 +1.9%
1846 547 −0.4%
1851 540 −1.3%
1856 486 −10.0%
1861 496 +2.1%
1866 491 −1.0%
1872 496 +1.0%
1876 484 −2.4%
1881 490 +1.2%
1886 486 −0.8%
1891 421 −13.4%
1896 391 −7.1%
1901 357 −8.7%
1906 323 −9.5%
1911 291 −9.9%
1921 256 −12.0%
1926 253 −1.2%
1931 219 −13.4%
1936 203 −7.3%
1946 190 −6.4%
1954 157 −17.4%
1962 103 −34.4%
1968 88 −14.6%
1975 106 +20.5%
1982 136 +28.3%
1990 159 +16.9%
1999 168 +5.7%
2008 194 +15.5%
2012 235 +21.1%

Sights[edit]

  • Neo-roman church built in the 19th century
  • Monument to the Resistance

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