Joyeux, Ain

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Joyeux
Chateau
Chateau
Location of Joyeux
Joyeux is located in France
Joyeux
Joyeux
Joyeux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Joyeux
Joyeux
Coordinates: 45°57′43″N 5°06′39″E / 45.9619°N 5.1108°E / 45.9619; 5.1108Coordinates: 45°57′43″N 5°06′39″E / 45.9619°N 5.1108°E / 45.9619; 5.1108
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBelley
CantonMeximieux
IntercommunalityPlaine de l'Ain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marius Brocard
Area
1
16.58 km2 (6.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
277
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01198 /01800
Elevation272–298 m (892–978 ft)
(avg. 285 m or 935 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Joyeux is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Joyeux lies less than 5 km (3.1 mi) from the wildlife park at Villars-les-Dombes and 40 km (25 mi) from Lyon in the natural region of the Dombes, a wide extent of middle and upper Pleistocene moraine left near the margin of the Alpine ice sheets. The commune includes some thirty lakes which together represent some 4 square kilometres of water. The land between them is of gravel, sand and clay.

History[edit]

The fief of Joyeux was mentioned in the twelfth century. In the fifteenth century, it was in the possession of the Villars family.

On 13 February 2006, a wild duck was found dead on the fen. It was the first attested case of the presence of the bird flu virus H5N1 in France.

Administration[edit]

List of the mayors
Period Name Party Background
2001 Marius Brocard Farmer

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962135—    
1968146+8.1%
1975142−2.7%
1982151+6.3%
1990171+13.2%
1999206+20.5%
2006233+13.1%

Sights[edit]

Old farms typical of the region. The nineteenth century Château de Joyeux.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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