Bâgé-le-Châtel

Bâgé-le-Châtel is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

Bâgé-le-Châtel
The town hall and church in Bâgé-le-Châtel
The town hall and church in Bâgé-le-Châtel
Coat of arms of Bâgé-le-Châtel
Coat of arms
Location of Bâgé-le-Châtel
Bâgé-le-Châtel is located in France
Bâgé-le-Châtel
Bâgé-le-Châtel
Bâgé-le-Châtel is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bâgé-le-Châtel
Bâgé-le-Châtel
Coordinates: 46°18′00″N 4°56′00″E / 46.3°N 4.9333°E / 46.3; 4.9333Coordinates: 46°18′00″N 4°56′00″E / 46.3°N 4.9333°E / 46.3; 4.9333
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
CantonReplonges
IntercommunalityBresse et Saône
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Louis Malaterre
Area
1
0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
948
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01026 /01380
Elevation184–211 m (604–692 ft)
(avg. 209 m or 686 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The name of Bâgé-le-Châtel comes from a Gallo-Roman villa belonging to a certain Balgiasius.

In the Middle Ages, three parishes were formed on the territory of the Seigneurs de Bâgé: Bâgé-le-Châtel around the chateau, Saint-André where the church was built, and Bâgé-la-Ville, the largest town.

Bâgé-le-Châtel is the ancient capital of Bresse. In 1272, Bresse became part of Savoy when Sibylle de Bâgé, sole heir, married Amadeus V, Count of Savoy. Bourg (today Bourg-en-Bresse), a fortified bastion with 3400 inhabitants, became the capital of Bresse. Bâgé remained a village, whereas Bourg expanded beyond its walls to become the city of today.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2004805—    
2006802−0.4%
2007798−0.5%
2008795−0.4%
2009792−0.4%
2010796+0.5%
2011786−1.3%
2012829+5.5%
2013855+3.1%
2014881+3.0%
2015902+2.4%
2016915+1.4%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.