Anglefort

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Anglefort is a commune. It is found in the Rhône-Alpes region in the Ain department in the east of France. In 2009, 960 people lived in the commune. The inhabitants are the Clafordans. The local economy is mostly based around a silicon factory and an EDF dam used for hydroelectricity. The most important monuments in the commune are the Château d'Anglefort, a 13th century castle, and the ruins of the Château de la Rochette. The Château d'Anglefort is listed as a monument historique. Famous people from Anglefort include Jacques-François Besson, bishop of Metz in the 19th century.