Béard-Géovreissiat

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Béard-Géovreissiat
Béard-Géovreissiat is located in France
Béard-Géovreissiat
Béard-Géovreissiat
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Béard-Géovreissiat is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Béard-Géovreissiat
Béard-Géovreissiat
Coordinates: 46°11′26″N 5°33′27″E / 46.1906°N 5.5575°E / 46.1906; 5.5575Coordinates: 46°11′26″N 5°33′27″E / 46.1906°N 5.5575°E / 46.1906; 5.5575
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementNantua
CantonNantua
IntercommunalityLac de Nantua
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Izabel
Area
1
4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)2
935
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01170 /01460
Elevation446–724 m (1,463–2,375 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Béard-Géovreissiat is a commune in the Ain department of France. Most of the commune is the villages of Béard and Géovreissiat. The hamlet of St Germain de Béard, and the northern part of the hamlet of Croix-Châlon are also part of the commune.

The commune was called Géovreissiat until October 2008. Géovreissiat is the main village and the city hall is there. In 2009, 935 people lived in the commune. They are called the Béardais.

Between 1841 and 1846, the population fell from 720 to 354 inhabitants, and continued to fall until the end of the Second World War. Today it has reached its highest population since records began.

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