Ambronay

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Ambronay
Cloister of Ambronay Abbey
Cloister of Ambronay Abbey
Coat of arms of Ambronay
Coat of arms
Ambronay is located in France
Ambronay
Ambronay
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Ambronay is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Ambronay
Ambronay
Coordinates: 46°00′23″N 5°21′40″E / 46.0064°N 5.3611°E / 46.0064; 5.3611Coordinates: 46°00′23″N 5°21′40″E / 46.0064°N 5.3611°E / 46.0064; 5.3611
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBelley
CantonAmbérieu-en-Bugey
IntercommunalityPlaine de l'Ain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Greffet
Area
1
33.55 km2 (12.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)2
2,362
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01007 /01500
Elevation225–765 m (738–2,510 ft)
(avg. 246 m or 807 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.

Ambronay is a commune. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Ain department in the east of France. In 2010, 2362 people lived in the commune. The inhabitants are the Ambrunois. The local economy is mostly based around commerce and construction. The most important monuments in the commune are the Notre-Dame d'Ambronay abbey and the Gironville bastide. They are both classed as monuments historiques. The Hôtel de ville is part of a 16th-century castle. Famous people from Ambronay include Louis Tholon, inventor of the first direct vision spectroscope.