Ambléon

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Ambléon
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Ambléon is located in France
Ambléon
Ambléon
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Ambléon is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Ambléon
Ambléon
Coordinates: 45°45′00″N 5°36′06″E / 45.75°N 5.6017°E / 45.75; 5.6017Coordinates: 45°45′00″N 5°36′06″E / 45.75°N 5.6017°E / 45.75; 5.6017
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBelley
CantonBelley
IntercommunalityBelley Bas Bugey
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Annie Bionda
Area
1
5.88 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population
(2009)2
120
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01006 /01300
Elevation330–940 m (1,080–3,080 ft)
(avg. 430 m or 1,410 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.

Ambléon is a commune in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Ain department in the east of France. In 2009, 120 people lived in the commune. The inhabitants are the Ambléonais. The local economy is mostly based around agriculture and wine. The most important monuments in the commune are a 13th-century chapel and two private castles from the 15th and 16th centuries. Famous people from Ambléon include Théodore Chavanton, author of L'Oasis perdue (1945). He was a school teacher in the commune.