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Ain
Coat of Arms of Ain
Details
Information
Number 01
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Bourg-en-Bresse
Subprefectures Belley
Gex
Nantua
Population
 -1999
 -Density
Ranked 48th
515,270
89/km²
Area 5762 km²
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 43
Communes 419
President of the
General Council
Charles de la Verpillière
Location
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Préfecture building of the Ain département, in Bourg-en-Bresse

Ain is a département named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France bordering Switzerland. Image File history File links Blason01. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Lyon Land area¹ 43,698 km² Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Bourg-en-Bresse is a city in eastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Ain département, and was capital of the former province of Bresse. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Belley is a commune in the French département of Ain. ... Gex is a commune and the chief town of the Gex arrondissement in the Ain département, France, 5 km from the Swiss border, and 16 km from Geneva. ... Nantua is a commune of France, in the Ain département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Categories: Lists of subnational entities ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The Ain département of France has 4 arrondissements. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 43 cantons of the Ain département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Belley (9 cantons) : Ambérieu-en-Bugey - Belley - Champagne-en-Valromey - Hauteville-Lompnes - Lagnieu - Lhuis - Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey - Seyssel - Virieu-le-Grand Arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse (24... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... The following is a list of the 419 communes of the Ain département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Image File history File links Carte_France_Département_01. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 558 KB) La bildo estas kopiita de wikipedia:fr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 558 KB) La bildo estas kopiita de wikipedia:fr. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Ain is an approx. ...

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History

The département was one of the 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from four former provinces: Bresse, Bugey, Dombes, and Gex, and part of a fifth: Franc-Lyonnais. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a period in the history of France. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Bresse is an area of France, in the eastern part of the country, and a former province. ... The Bugey (French: le Bugey) is a historical region in the département of Ain, France. ... Dombes is a historic region of east-southeastern France, once an independent municipality, formerly part of the province of Burgundy, and now a district comprised in the département of Ain, and bounded W. by the Saone River. ... 1. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ...


As early as the 13th century inhabitants spoke a distictive dialect of the Franco-Provençal language called Bressan. It continued to be spoken in rural areas of Ain into the 20th century. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, French: francoprovençal(e), patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


The area was originally part of the ancient kingdom of Burgundy, before it was ceded to France by the dukes of Savoy in 1601. From 1798 to 1814, Gex was separated and became part of the département of Léman. Six communes of the southwest were separated from Ain in 1967 and became part of the Urban Community of Lyon. Flag of Burgundy Burgundy (French: Bourgogne) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Pre-Indo-European people, Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks. ... This article is about the historical region of Savoy. ... Events February 8 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Elizabeth I of England - revolt is quickly crushed February 25 - Robert Devereux beheaded Jesuit Matteo Ricci arrives in China Bad harvest in Russia due to rainy summer Dutch troops drive Portuguese from Málaga Battle of Kinsale, Ireland Births... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Léman was the name of a département of the First French Empire. ... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Founded January 1, 1969 President Gérard Collomb (PS) (since 2001) Communes 55 Area 486. ...


Geography

The département is cut in half along a north-south line by the Ain River. The west consists of plains and low plateaus. The east is more mountainous, consisting of the southern extension of the Jura mountains. The highest elevation in the département (and in the Jura mountains) is the Crêt de la Neige (1720 m). Ain is an approx. ... The Jura folds are located North of the main Alpine orogenic front, and are being continually deformed, accommodating the northwards compression due to Alpine folding. ... Crêt de la Neige is the highest peak in the Jura mountains and the department of Ain (number 01) in France. ...


Ain is surrounded by the French départements of Jura, Saône-et-Loire, Rhône, Isère, Savoie, and Haute-Savoie. On the east, it borders the Swiss cantons of Genève and Vaud. Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Savoie is a French département located in the Alps. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Geneva (French: Genève) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland located where Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman, but the Genevois are fond of calling it Lac de Genève) empties into the Rhône River. ... The Canton of Vaud is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland located in the southwestern part of the country. ...


Towns

The following are the principal towns:

Ambérieu-en-Bugey is a commune in the French département of Ain. ... Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is a commune in the French département of Ain. ... Belley is a commune in the French département of Ain. ... Bourg-en-Bresse is a city in eastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Ain département, and was capital of the former province of Bresse. ... Ferney-Voltaire is a town and commune in the Ain département of eastern France, located between the Jura mountains and the Swiss border. ... Gex is a commune and the chief town of the Gex arrondissement in the Ain département, France, 5 km from the Swiss border, and 16 km from Geneva. ... Meximieux is a commune in the French département of Ain. ... Montluel is a commune in the French département of Ain, on the outskirts of Lyon. ... Nantua is a commune of France, in the Ain département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Oyonnax (population 24 650) is a town of the Ain département, in eastern France. ...

Rivers

In addition to the Ain, the following rivers flow through the département:

The Saône is a river of eastern France. ... Starry Night Over the Rhone, by Vincent van Gogh (1888) The River Rhône (French Rhône, Occitan Ròse, Franco-Provençal Roun, standard German Rhone, Valais German Rotten) is one of the major rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. ...

Demographics

The département has no large city, and the population is distributed over a network of smaller towns. The population decreased slightly in the second half of the 19th century because of urbanization, and even more markedly during World War I. It began to increase again after World War II, partly due to the expansion of the suburbs of Lyon and Geneva. From 1968 to 1999, the population increased from 339,262 to 515,270. Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 8 million Full list Military dead: 3 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 6 million Full... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France, • Soviet Union, • United States, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II, also... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German: Genf //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland, situated where Lake Geneva (French Lac Léman) flows into the Rhône River. ...


Tourism

One of the major tourist attractions is Voltaire's estate at Ferney-Voltaire. The last of Voltaires statues by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1781). ...


The département also offers great chances to explore nature, on foot, on a bicycle, or on horseback. Its rivers and lakes provide many opportunities for water sports of all kinds.


The northeast of the département, the Pays de Gex has numerous ski resorts and panoramic views of the Alps, including the Mont Blanc. A ski resort is a ski area with a village and/or high-end accommodations and other amenities at the base of the mountain. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... This article is about the Alpine mountain. ...


The Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Jura is a natural reserve with high mountain passes. In a range of hills, or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch or bealach) is a lower point that allows easier access through the range. ...


See also

The House of Savoy was a dynasty of nobles who traditionally had their domain in Savoy, a region between Piedmont, Italy, France and French-speaking Switzerland. ... For the earlier history of Savoy, see County of Savoy. ... The following is a list of the 43 cantons of the Ain département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Belley (9 cantons) : Ambérieu-en-Bugey - Belley - Champagne-en-Valromey - Hauteville-Lompnes - Lagnieu - Lhuis - Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey - Seyssel - Virieu-le-Grand Arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse (24... The following is a list of the 419 communes of the Ain département in France. ... The Ain département of France has 4 arrondissements. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Ain
  • Conseil Général website (in French)
  • Prefecture website (in French)
  • http://www.maisons-de-retraite.net/pages/rhone/ain/tourisme/loisirs.htm


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Départements of France

01 Ain | 02 Aisne | 03 Allier | 04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence | 05 Hautes-Alpes | 06 Alpes-Maritimes | 07 Ardèche | 08 Ardennes | 09 Ariège | 10 Aube | 11 Aude | 12 Aveyron | 13 Bouches-du-Rhône | 14 Calvados | 15 Cantal | 16 Charente | 17 Charente-Maritime | 18 Cher | 19 Corrèze | 2A Corse-du-Sud | 2B Haute-Corse | 21 Côte-d'Or | 22 Côtes-d'Armor | 23 Creuse | 24 Dordogne | 25 Doubs | 26 Drôme | 27 Eure | 28 Eure-et-Loir | 29 Finistère | 30 Gard | 31 Haute-Garonne | 32 Gers | 33 Gironde | 34 Hérault | 35 Ille-et-Vilaine | 36 Indre | 37 Indre-et-Loire | 38 Isère | 39 Jura | 40 Landes | 41 Loir-et-Cher | 42 Loire | 43 Haute-Loire | 44 Loire-Atlantique | 45 Loiret | 46 Lot | 47 Lot-et-Garonne | 48 Lozère | 49 Maine-et-Loire | 50 Manche | 51 Marne | 52 Haute-Marne | 53 Mayenne | 54 Meurthe-et-Moselle | 55 Meuse | 56 Morbihan | 57 Moselle | 58 Nièvre | 59 Nord | 60 Oise | 61 Orne | 62 Pas-de-Calais | 63 Puy-de-Dôme | 64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques | 65 Hautes-Pyrénées | 66 Pyrénées-Orientales | 67 Bas-Rhin | 68 Haut-Rhin | 69 Rhône | 70 Haute-Saône | 71 Saône-et-Loire | 72 Sarthe | 73 Savoie | 74 Haute-Savoie | 75 Paris | 76 Seine-Maritime | 77 Seine-et-Marne | 78 Yvelines | 79 Deux-Sèvres | 80 Somme | 81 Tarn | 82 Tarn-et-Garonne | 83 Var | 84 Vaucluse | 85 Vendée | 86 Vienne | 87 Haute-Vienne | 88 Vosges | 89 Yonne | 90 Territoire de Belfort | 91 Essonne | 92 Hauts-de-Seine | 93 Seine-Saint-Denis | 94 Val-de-Marne | 95 Val-d'Oise | 96 Guadeloupe | 97 Martinique | 98 French Guiana | 99 Réunion Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Aisne is a département in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Alpes_de_Haute_Provence is a French département in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. ... Hautes-Alpes is a département in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ... Ardèche is a département in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... Ardennes is a département in the northeast of France named after the Ardennes area. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... Aube is a département in the northeastern part of France named after the Aube River. ... Aude is a département in south-central France named after the Aude River. ... Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... For the apple brandy produced in the region, see Calvados (spirit). ... Cantal is a département in south-central France. ... Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River. ... Charente-Maritime is a département on the west coast of France named after the Charente River. ... Cher is a département in the center of France. ... Corrèze is a département in the center of France, named after the Corrèze River. ... Corse-du-Sud is a French département. ... Haute-Corse is a French département. ... For other uses, see Côte dOr (disambiguation). ... Côtes-dArmor (French) / Aodoù-an-Arvor (Breton) is a département in the north of Brittany, in northwestern France. ... Creuse is a département in central France named after the Creuse River. ... Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Doubs is a département in eastern France named after the Doubs River. ... Drôme is a département in southeastern France named after the Drôme River. ... Eure is a département in the north of France named after the Eure River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French). ... Gard is a département located in le midi, the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard). ... Haute-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. ... Gers is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Hérault is a département in the southwest of France named after the Hérault River. ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ... Landes is a département in southern France. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire Rivers upper reaches. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Lot-et-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers. ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... Maine-et-Loire is a département in west-central France. ... Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche (the sleeve), which is the French name of the English Channel. ... Κ Marne is a region in France. ... Haute-Marne is a département in the northeast of France named after the Marne River. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ... Meurthe-et-Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... Morbihan is a département in the northwest of France named after the Morbihan (small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... For the place in Greenland see Nord, Greenland; for the people see Norway. ... Oise is a département in the north of France named after the Oise River. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Pas-de-Calais is a département in northern France named after the strait which it borders. ... Puy-de-Dôme is a département in the center of France named after the famous dormant volcano, the Puy-de-Dôme. ... Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Gascon: Pirenèus-Atlantics; Basque: Pirinio-Atlantiarrak or Pirinio-Atlantikoak) is a département in the southwest of France which takes its name from the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Hautes-Pyrénées is a département in southwestern France. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Haute-Saône is a French département, named after the Saône River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers. ... Sarthe is a French département, named after the Sarthe River. ... Savoie is a French département located in the Alps. ... Haute-Savoie is a French département, named after the Alps mountain range. ... The Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris, is an international symbol of the city. ... Seine-Maritime is a French département in Normandy. ... Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Yvelines is a French département in the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Deux-Sèvres is a French département. ... Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... Tarn is a département in the Midi-Pyrénées région in the south-west of France, named after the Tarn River. ... Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France. ... Var is a département of southern France. ... The Vaucluse is a département in the southeast of France. ... Vendée is a département in west central France, on the Atlantics Bay of Biscay. ... This article is about the French département. ... Haute-Vienne is a French département named after the Vienne River. ... Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range. ... Yonne is a French département named after the Yonne River. ... The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... The French département of Essonne is part of the région of ÃŽle-de-France. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... Seine-Saint-Denis is a French département located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-de-Marne is a French département, named after the Marne River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Val-dOise is a French département named after the Oise River, located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ...

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