Nantua

commune in Ain, France

Nantua is a commune in the Ain department. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the east of France and is the capital of the arrondissement of Nantua.

Nantua
Aerial view of Nantua and the lake of Nantua
Aerial view of Nantua and the lake of Nantua
Coat of arms of Nantua
Coat of arms
Nantua is located in France
Nantua
Nantua
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Nantua is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Nantua
Nantua
Coordinates: 46°09′07″N 5°36′28″E / 46.1519°N 5.6078°E / 46.1519; 5.6078Coordinates: 46°09′07″N 5°36′28″E / 46.1519°N 5.6078°E / 46.1519; 5.6078
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementNantua
CantonNantua
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Haut Bugey
Government
 • Mayor (2014 – 2020) Jean-Pierre Carminati
Area
1
12.79 km2 (4.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
3,534
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nantuatiens
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01269 /01130
Elevation427–1,125 m (1,401–3,691 ft)
(avg. 776 m or 2,546 ft)
Websitenantua-ville.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.

GeographyEdit

The commune of Nantua has an area of 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 776 m (2,546 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 478 m (1,568 ft).[2]

The distances from Nantua to other cities are:[3]

Nantua and its neighboring communes
 

ClimateEdit

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

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants of Nantua are known, in French, as Nantuatiens (women: Nantuatiennes).[4]

Nantua has a population, in 2014, of 3,534[5] and its population density is of 276.3 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Nantua

AdministrationEdit

Nantua is a subprefecture of the Ain department and the capital of the arrondissement of Nantua in the same department. It is also the capital of the canton of Nantua, formed by 18 communes (21,477 inhabitants) (2014)

It is part of the intercommunality Haut Bugey.

Twinned and partner townsEdit

Nantua is twinned with:

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Commune de Nantua (01269)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. "City of Nantua". Map-France.com. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Gex" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. "Habitants du départment Ain" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 14 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.