Belley

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Belley

Belley Terreaux.JPG
Place des Terreaux, Belley
Coat of arms of Belley
Coat of arms
Belley is located in France
Belley
Administration
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Belley
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Bugey Sud
Mayor Pierre Berthet
(2015 - 2020)
Statistics
Elevation 220–392 m (722–1,286 ft)
(avg. 306 m/1,004 ft)
Land area1 22.42 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Population2 8,909  (2013)
 - Density 397 /km2 (1,030 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01034/ 01300
Website www.belley.fr
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.

Coordinates: 45°46′00″N 5°41′00″E / 45.7667°N 5.6833°E / 45.7667; 5.6833

Belley is a commune in the Ain department. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in  the east of France  and is the capital of the arrondissement of Belley.

History[change | change source]

It was the capital of Bugey (Pagus Bellicensis),a historical region in Ain  between Lyon and Geneva.

Geography[change | change source]

Belley has an area of 22.42 km2 (9 sq mi) and its average altitude is 306 m (1,004 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 209 m (686 ft).[1].

Belley and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune de Belley

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Belley, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[2]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Belley are known, in French, as Belleysans (women: Belleysannes).[3]

Belley has a population, in 2013, of 8,909,[4] and its population density is of 397.4 inhabitants/km2.

Economy[change | change source]

The local economy is mostly based around commerce. Cheese production is also important. The commune produces a cheese called the Tomme de Belley.

Sites of interest[change | change source]

The inside of the Belley Cathedral

The most important monuments in the commune are the Saint-Jean-Baptiste cathedral and the Palais Episcopal de Belley, both listed as monuments historiques.

People from Albi[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Belley". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Belley-01300/. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. "La ville de Belley" (in French  ). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-belley.html. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. "Habitants du départment Ain" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/ain-01. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. "Populations légales 2013: 01-Ain " (in French). Populations légales 2013 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/departement.asp?dep=01&annee=2013. Retrieved 14 May 2016.