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Bourg-en-Bresse

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Prefecture building of the Ain department
Flag of Bourg-en-Bresse
Coat of arms of Bourg-en-Bresse
Administration
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Bourg-en-Bresse-1 and 2
Intercommunality Bourg-en-Bresse
Mayor Jean-François Debat
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 220–273 m (722–896 ft)
(avg. 240 m/790 ft)
Land area1 23.86 km2 (9.21 sq mi)
Population2 40,967  (2014)
 - Density 1,717/km2 (4,450/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01053/ 01000
Website bourgenbresse.fr
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.

Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in the Ain department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in east France. It is the prefecture of the department and the capital of the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse.

Geography

Bourg-en-Bresse is located at the western base of the Jura Mountains, on the left bank of the Reyssouze river, a tributary of the Saône.

The commune has an area of 23.9 km2 (9.2 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 247 m (810 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 230 m (750 ft).[2]

The distances from Bourg-en-Bresse to other cities are:[3]

Bourg-en-Bresse and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune de Bourg-en-Bresse

The commune of Bourg-en-Bresse is surrounded by the communes Viriat, Jasseron, Saint-Just, Montagnat, Péronnas and Saint-Denis-lès-Bourg.

Climate

The climate of Bourg-en-Bresse, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population

The inhabitants of Bourg-en-Bresse are known, in French, as Burgiens (women: Burgiennes').[4]

Bourg-en-Bresse has a population, in 2014, of 40,967[5] and its population density is of 1,717.0 inhabitants/km2.

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Bourg-en-Bresse forms, with other 4 communes, the urban area of Bourg-en-Bresse with a population of 59,816 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 102.4 km2 (39.5 sq mi).[6] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Bourg-en-Bresse, formed by 69 communes, with a population of 125,863 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 1,117.1 km2 (431.3 sq mi).[7]

Administration

Bourg-en-Bresse is the prefecture of the Ain department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of two cantons:

  • Bourg-en-Bresse-1 formed by one commune and part of Bourg-en-Bresse, with 31,801 inhabitants (2014).
  • Bourg-en-Bresse-2 formed by 3 communes and part of Bourg-en-Bresse, with 28,101 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse (French: Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse).

Twinned and partner towns

Bourg-en-Bresse is twinned with:

Additionally, it has established partnerships withː

Gallery

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References

  1. "Commune de Bourg-en-Bresse (01053)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-01053. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  2. "City of Bourg-en-Bresse". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Bourg-en-Bresse-01000/. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Bourg-en-Bresse" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-bourg-en-bresse.html. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  4. "Habitants du départment Ain" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/ain-01. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep01.pdf. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  6. "Unité urbaine de Bourg-en-Bresse (01501)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-01501. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  7. "Aire urbaine de Bourg-en-Bresse (071)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-071. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 

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