Bourg-en-Bresse

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Bourg-en-Bresse
Prefecture and commune
Prefecture building of the Ain department
Prefecture building of the Ain department
Coat of arms of Bourg-en-Bresse
Coat of arms
Bourg-en-Bresse is located in France
Bourg-en-Bresse
Bourg-en-Bresse
Coordinates: 46°12′20″N 5°13′44″E / 46.2056°N 5.2289°E / 46.2056; 5.2289Coordinates: 46°12′20″N 5°13′44″E / 46.2056°N 5.2289°E / 46.2056; 5.2289
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse
Canton Bourg-en-Bresse-1 and 2
Intercommunality Bourg-en-Bresse
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-François Debat
Area1 23.86 km2 (9.21 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 40,967
 • Density 1,717.0/km2 (4,446.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 01053 /01000
Elevation 220–273 m (722–896 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)
Website bourgenbresse.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.

Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in the Ain department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in east France. It is the prefecture of the department and the capital of the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse.

Geography[change | change source]

Bourg-en-Bresse is located at the western base of the Jura Mountains, on the left bank of the Reyssouze river, a tributary of the Saône.

The commune has an area of 23.9 km2 (9.2 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 247 m (810 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 230 m (750 ft).[2]

The distances from Bourg-en-Bresse to other cities are:[3]

Bourg-en-Bresse and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune de Bourg-en-Bresse

The commune of Bourg-en-Bresse is surrounded by the communes Viriat, Jasseron, Saint-Just, Montagnat, Péronnas and Saint-Denis-lès-Bourg.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Bourg-en-Bresse, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Bourg-en-Bresse are known, in French, as Burgiens (women: Burgiennes').[4]

Bourg-en-Bresse has a population, in 2014, of 40,967[5] and its population density is of 1,717.0 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse forms, with other 4 communes, the urban area of Bourg-en-Bresse with a population of 59,816 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 102.4 km2 (39.5 sq mi).[6] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Bourg-en-Bresse, formed by 69 communes, with a population of 125,863 inhabitants (2014) and an area of 1,117.1 km2 (431.3 sq mi).[7]

Administration[change | change source]

Bourg-en-Bresse is the prefecture of the Ain department since 1800. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of two cantons:

  • Bourg-en-Bresse-1 formed by one commune and part of Bourg-en-Bresse, with 31,801 inhabitants (2014).
  • Bourg-en-Bresse-2 formed by 3 communes and part of Bourg-en-Bresse, with 28,101 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse (French: Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Bourg-en-Bresse is twinned with:

Additionally, it has established partnerships withː

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Bourg-en-Bresse (01053)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  2. "City of Bourg-en-Bresse". Map-France.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Bourg-en-Bresse" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  4. "Habitants du départment Ain" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  6. "Unité urbaine de Bourg-en-Bresse (01501)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  7. "Aire urbaine de Bourg-en-Bresse (071)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 

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