Viriat

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Viriat
The Jugnon
The Jugnon
Coat of arms of Viriat
Coat of arms
Location of Viriat
Viriat is located in France
Viriat
Viriat
Viriat is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Viriat
Viriat
Coordinates: 46°15′11″N 5°12′58″E / 46.253°N 5.216°E / 46.253; 5.216Coordinates: 46°15′11″N 5°12′58″E / 46.253°N 5.216°E / 46.253; 5.216
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
CantonBourg-en-Bresse-1
IntercommunalityBourg-en-Bresse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Perret
Area
1
45.35 km2 (17.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,529
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01451 /01440
Elevation206–257 m (676–843 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Viriat is a commune in the Ain department of eastern France.

History[edit]

Settlement there goes back to at least the Celtic period.

In the twelfth century, the name "Viriacus" appears in a record, referring to church and a priory.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,122—    
18002,119−0.1%
18062,199+3.8%
18212,309+5.0%
18312,394+3.7%
18362,476+3.4%
18412,535+2.4%
18462,530−0.2%
18512,587+2.3%
18562,580−0.3%
18612,578−0.1%
18662,545−1.3%
18722,629+3.3%
18762,690+2.3%
18812,708+0.7%
18862,870+6.0%
18912,741−4.5%
18962,704−1.3%
19012,580−4.6%
19062,574−0.2%
19112,529−1.7%
19212,517−0.5%
19262,578+2.4%
19312,570−0.3%
19362,579+0.4%
19462,678+3.8%
19542,660−0.7%
19622,644−0.6%
19683,012+13.9%
19753,562+18.3%
19823,997+12.2%
19904,701+17.6%
19995,287+12.5%
20085,735+8.5%

Twin towns[edit]

Viriat is twinned with:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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