Poncin

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Poncin
Château de Poncin
Château de Poncin
Coat of arms of Poncin
Coat of arms
Location of Poncin
Poncin is located in France
Poncin
Poncin
Poncin is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Poncin
Poncin
Coordinates: 46°05′00″N 5°24′00″E / 46.0833°N 5.4°E / 46.0833; 5.4Coordinates: 46°05′00″N 5°24′00″E / 46.0833°N 5.4°E / 46.0833; 5.4
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementNantua
CantonPont-d'Ain
IntercommunalityBugey-Vallée de l'Ain
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Michel Giroux
Area
1
19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
1,703
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01303 /01450
Elevation240–540 m (790–1,770 ft)
(avg. 265 m or 869 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Poncin is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

It lies on the banks of the Ain River.

History[edit]

Of strategic importance during medieval times, Poncin is surrounded by city walls that are still in perfect shape despite their age. The village was originally intended to receive the same patronage as Pérouges but the plan never reached fruition.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,043—    
18002,511+22.9%
18062,696+7.4%
18211,923−28.7%
18312,121+10.3%
18362,097−1.1%
18412,109+0.6%
18461,902−9.8%
18512,135+12.3%
18562,171+1.7%
18612,238+3.1%
18662,187−2.3%
18722,100−4.0%
18762,052−2.3%
18812,006−2.2%
18861,913−4.6%
18911,831−4.3%
18961,724−5.8%
19011,675−2.8%
19061,474−12.0%
19111,395−5.4%
19211,222−12.4%
19261,154−5.6%
19311,243+7.7%
19361,230−1.0%
19461,201−2.4%
19541,279+6.5%
19621,157−9.5%
19681,210+4.6%
19751,115−7.9%
19821,144+2.6%
19901,229+7.4%
19991,360+10.7%
20081,582+16.3%
20141,681+6.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.