Bourgoin-Jallieu
An aerial view of Bourgoin-Jallieu
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Location of Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coordinates: 45°35′10″N 5°16′25″E / 45.5861°N 5.2736°E / 45.5861; 5.2736Coordinates: 45°35′10″N 5°16′25″E / 45.5861°N 5.2736°E / 45.5861; 5.2736
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementLa Tour-du-Pin
CantonBourgoin-Jallieu
IntercommunalityCA Porte de l'Isère
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Vincent Chriqui[1]
Area
1
24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
28,494
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38053 /38300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bourgoin-Jallieu is a commune in the Isère department in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France. The city had 28,494 inhabitants in 2018 and lies 35 kilometres east-southeast of Lyon. It was formed by the merger of the former communes Bourgoin and Jallieu in 1965.[3]

Geography

Bourgoin is located 32 km from Lyon, 17 km from St Priest, the first suburb and 70 km from Grenoble. The town is next to the new town of l'Isle-d'Abeau and Saint-Exupéry International Airport.

The Bourbre flows northwest through the commune and crosses the town.

Neighbourhoods in the municipality include:

Population

Bourgoin-Jallieu has a population of about 28,000. The population data given in the table and graph below for 1962 and earlier refer to the former commune of Bourgoin. A small town of about 3,500 inhabitants around 1800 and 7,000 around 1900, its population has rapidly increased since the 1960s. Its inhabitants are called Berjalliens.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 3,368—    
1800 3,595+0.94%
1806 3,620+0.12%
1821 3,780+0.29%
1831 3,672−0.29%
1836 4,235+2.89%
1841 4,271+0.17%
1846 4,394+0.57%
1851 4,749+1.57%
1856 4,400−1.51%
1861 4,851+1.97%
1866 4,853+0.01%
1872 4,954+0.34%
1876 5,021+0.34%
1881 6,138+4.10%
1886 6,345+0.67%
1891 7,217+2.61%
1896 6,659−1.60%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 7,279+1.80%
1906 7,163−0.32%
1911 6,790−1.06%
1921 6,162−0.97%
1926 7,241+3.28%
1931 8,020+2.06%
1936 7,465−1.42%
1946 7,699+0.31%
1954 8,153+0.72%
1962 9,240+1.58%
1968 19,941+13.68%
1975 21,971+1.39%
1982 22,550+0.37%
1990 22,392−0.09%
1999 22,947+0.27%
2007 23,759+0.44%
2012 26,773+2.42%
2017 28,387+1.18%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Personalities

Sport

Bourgoin-Jallieu is home to the rugby union club CS Bourgoin-Jallieu, which competes in the D2 French national championship.

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France

Bourgoin-Jallieu is twinned with:[5]

Culture

Gastronomy

La Brioche de Bourgoin
La Brioche de Bourgoin

Besides from being located in a region benefiting from the prestige of Lyon's gastronomy, Bourgoin-Jallieu is also the birthplace of chef Guy Savoy. Some of the most famous dishes of the city are the following:

Literature

Bourgoin-Jallieu is the birthplace of Frédéric Dard, writer of the San-Antonio book series.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Bourgoin-Jallieu, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "Les villes jumelées". bourgoinjallieu.fr (in French). Bourgoin-Jallieu. Retrieved 2019-11-21.