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Amberieu-en-Bugey

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Ambérieu-en-Bugey is a French commune in the department of Ain in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.It is the largest town in the arrondissement of Belley and the capital of the Canton of Ambérieu-en-Bugey which consists of 8 communes with a total of 21,226 inhabitants in 2007 with 17,466 inhabitants in its own urban area in 2010. It is also the capital of the historic region of Bugey.Its inhabitants are known as Ambarrois or Ambarroises. The city was called Ambérieu until 31 March 1955 when it became Ambérieu-en-Bugey.The city is known for being an important railway junction, but also for winning the Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with citation at the Liberation.GeographyLocationAmbérieu-en-Bugey is 50 km north-east of Lyon, 30 km south of Bourg-en-Bresse, 73 km northwest of Aix-les-Bains, 76 km southeast of Mâcon, and 104 km west of Geneva.The town is in the commune's western part, on the right bank of the river Albarine, which forms most of the commune's southern border. It is surrounded by the communes of Saint-Denis-en-Bugey, and Bettant. Its expansion is due to demographic expansion with two new housing areas on the eastern side of the city where there is plenty of land (near Bettant).
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