An aerial view of Bourgoin-Jallieu
Coat of arms
|Intercommunality||CA Porte de l'Isère|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Vincent Chriqui|
|24.37 km2 (9.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.
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:
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.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
Bourgoin-Jallieu is home to the rugby union club CS Bourgoin-Jallieu, which competes in the D2 French national championship.
Bourgoin-Jallieu is twinned with:
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:
Bourgoin-Jallieu is the birthplace of Frédéric Dard, writer of the San-Antonio book series.