Béon, Ain

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The Grand Colombier and the Lavours wetlands
The Grand Colombier and the Lavours wetlands
Béon is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Béon is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°50′00″N 5°45′00″E / 45.8333°N 5.75°E / 45.8333; 5.75Coordinates: 45°50′00″N 5°45′00″E / 45.8333°N 5.75°E / 45.8333; 5.75
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Hauteville-Lompnes
Intercommunality Colombier
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Paul Bois
Area1 10.30 km2 (3.98 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 354
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01039 /01350
Elevation 228–1,412 m (748–4,633 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.

Béon is a commune. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Ain department in the east of France. In 2009, 352 people lived in the commune. The inhabitants are the Béonais. The most important monuments in the commune are the Château de Béon, a 19th-century castle, and the ruins of the Château de Luyrieu, a feudal castle. The commune is twinned with Béon in the Yonne département.

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