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Bâgé-le-Châtel is a commune. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Ain department in the east of France. The inhabitants of this town are called Bagésiens. In 2009, 792 people lived in the commune. Historically, the local economy was mostly based around commerce, but declined in the middle of the 20th century because the town of Mâcon is so close. The most important monuments in the commune are the ramparts, listed as monument historique since 1929, the old hospital, monument historique since 1980, two 16th century castles and the Assomption church . Famous people from Bâgé-le-Châtel include the generals Puthod (18 and 19th centuries) and Murtin (20th century).