Arrondissement of Belley

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Arrondissement of Belley
Location of Belley in Ain
Location of Belley in Ain
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
Communes115
SubprefectureBelley
INSEE code011
Area
 • Total1,394.5 km2 (538.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total98,110
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Belley is an arrondissement of France, in the Ain department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital is the city of Belley.

History[change | change source]

When the Ain department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Belley was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is the southernmost of the arrondissements of the department with an area of 1,394.5 km2 (538.4 sq mi).[2] It has 98,110 inhabitants and a density of 70.4 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Belley is in the southeastern part of department and is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Nantua, to the northeast by the Haute-Savoie department, to the east by the Savoie department, to the south by the Isère department and to the west by the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Belley, there are 3 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Ambérieu-en-Bugey, Belley and Lagnieu. The canton of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine has 1 commune in Belley, 2 in the arrondissement of Gex and 11 in the arrondissement of Nantua, the canton of Hauteville-Lompnes has 29 communes in Belley and 12 in Nantua, and the canton of Lagnieu has 22 communes in Belley and 4 in the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse.

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Belley has 115 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. L'Abergement-de-Varey (01002)
  2. Ambérieu-en-Bugey (01004)
  3. Ambléon (01006)
  4. Ambronay (01007)
  5. Ambutrix (01008)
  6. Andert-et-Condon (01009)
  7. Anglefort (01010)
  8. Aranc (01012)
  9. Arandas (01013)
  10. Arboys-en-Bugey (01015)
  11. Argis (01017)
  12. Armix (01019)
  13. Artemare (01022)
  14. Belley (01034)
  15. Belmont-Luthézieu (01036)
  16. Bénonces (01037)
  17. Béon (01039)
  18. Bettant (01041)
  19. Blyes (01047)
  20. Bourg-Saint-Christophe (01054)
  21. Brégnier-Cordon (01058)
  22. Brénaz (01059)
  23. Brens (01061)
  24. Briord (01064)
  25. La Burbanche (01066)
  26. Ceyzérieu (01073)
  27. Chaley (01076)
  28. Champagne-en-Valromey (01079)
  29. Champdor-Corcelles (01080)
  30. Charnoz-sur-Ain (01088)
  31. Château-Gaillard (01089)
  32. Chavornay (01097)
  33. Chazey-Bons (01098)
  34. Chazey-sur-Ain (01099)
  35. Cheignieu-la-Balme (01100)
  36. Cleyzieu (01107)
  37. Colomieu (01110)
  38. Conand (01111)
  39. Contrevoz (01116)
  40. Conzieu (01117)
  41. Corbonod (01118)
  42. Corlier (01121)
  43. Cormaranche-en-Bugey (01122)
  44. Cressin-Rochefort (01133)
  45. Culoz (01138)
  46. Cuzieu (01141)
  47. Douvres (01149)
  48. Évosges (01155)
  49. Faramans (01156)
  50. Flaxieu (01162)
  51. Groslée-Saint-Benoît (01338)
  52. Hauteville-Lompnes (01185)
  53. Haut-Valromey (01187)
  54. Hostiaz (01186)
  55. Innimond (01190)
  56. Izieu (01193)
  57. Joyeux (01198)
  58. Lagnieu (01202)
  59. Lavours (01208)
  60. Leyment (01213)
  61. Lhuis (01216)
  62. Lochieu (01218)
  63. Lompnas (01219)
  64. Lompnieu (01221)
  65. Loyettes (01224)
  66. Magnieu (01227)
  67. Marchamp (01233)
  68. Marignieu (01234)
  69. Massignieu-de-Rives (01239)
  70. Meximieux (01244)
  71. Montagnieu (01255)
  72. Le Montellier (01260)
  73. Murs-et-Gélignieux (01268)
  74. Nivollet-Montgriffon (01277)
  75. Oncieu (01279)
  76. Ordonnaz (01280)
  77. Parves-et-Nattages (01286)
  78. Pérouges (01290)
  79. Peyrieu (01294)
  80. Pollieu (01302)
  81. Prémeyzel (01310)
  82. Prémillieu (01311)
  83. Rignieux-le-Franc (01325)
  84. Rossillon (01329)
  85. Ruffieu (01330)
  86. Saint-Champ (01341)
  87. Saint-Denis-en-Bugey (01345)
  88. Sainte-Julie (01366)
  89. Saint-Éloi (01349)
  90. Saint-Germain-les-Paroisses (01358)
  91. Saint-Jean-de-Niost (01361)
  92. Saint-Martin-de-Bavel (01372)
  93. Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans (01378)
  94. Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens (01379)
  95. Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey (01384)
  96. Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey (01386)
  97. Saint-Vulbas (01390)
  98. Sault-Brénaz (01396)
  99. Seillonnaz (01400)
  100. Serrières-de-Briord (01403)
  101. Seyssel (01407)
  102. Souclin (01411)
  103. Sutrieu (01414)
  104. Talissieu (01415)
  105. Tenay (01416)
  106. Thézillieu (01417)
  107. Torcieu (01421)
  108. Vaux-en-Bugey (01431)
  109. Vieu (01442)
  110. Villebois (01444)
  111. Villieu-Loyes-Mollon (01450)
  112. Virieu-le-Grand (01452)
  113. Virieu-le-Petit (01453)
  114. Virignin (01454)
  115. Vongnes (01456)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
01004 Ambérieu-en-Bugey 14,022 Ambérieu-en-Bugey Plaine de l'Ain
01034 Belley 8,983 Belley Bugey Sud
01244 Meximieux 7,539 Meximieux Plaine de l'Ain
01202 Lagnieu 6,953 Lagnieu Plaine de l'Ain
01185 Hauteville-Lompnes 3,829 Hauteville-Lompnes Plateau d'Hauteville
01224 Loyettes 3,158 Lagnieu Plaine de l'Ain
01138 Culoz 3,029 Hauteville-Lompnes Bugey Sud
01007 Ambronay 2,570 Ambérieu-en-Bugey Plaine de l'Ain
01384 Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey 2,265 Ambérieu-en-Bugey Plaine de l'Ain
01345 Saint-Denis-en-Bugey 2,255 Ambérieu-en-Bugey Plaine de l'Ain
01089 Château-Gaillard 1,999 Ambérieu-en-Bugey Plaine de l'Ain

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Ain". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Belley (011)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-147 du 13 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Ain" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. "Arrondissement de Belley (011)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017.

Coordinates: 45°46′N 5°40′E / 45.767°N 5.667°E / 45.767; 5.667