Nantua

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Nantua

Near Nantua.jpg
Coat of arms of Nantua
Nantua is located in France
Nantua
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionRhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementNantua
CantonNantua
MayorJean-Pierre Carminatti
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation479 m (1,572 ft) avg.
Land area112.79 km2 (4.94 sq mi)
Population23,633  (2008)
 - Density284 /km2 (740 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code01269/ 01460
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.
 
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Nantua

Near Nantua.jpg
Coat of arms of Nantua
Nantua is located in France
Nantua
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionRhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementNantua
CantonNantua
MayorJean-Pierre Carminatti
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation479 m (1,572 ft) avg.
Land area112.79 km2 (4.94 sq mi)
Population23,633  (2008)
 - Density284 /km2 (740 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code01269/ 01460
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.

Coordinates: 46°09′07″N 5°36′28″E / 46.1519°N 5.6078°E / 46.1519; 5.6078

Nantua is a commune and subprefecture in the Ain department in eastern France. The usual demonym for its inhabitants is Nantuatien(ne); however, they are also sometimes called Catholards, after a needle used by leatherworkers. Indeed, Nantua has long been a town of tanners and shoemakers.

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History

The town grew up around a Benedictine Monastery founded in 671 by St. Amand and the church of St Peter where the body of Charles the Bald was initially buried.

Boniface of Savoy, Archbishop of Canterbury was Prior of Nantua from 1232 to 1253.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,798
18002,791−0.3%
18063,744+34.1%
18213,515−6.1%
18313,701+5.3%
18363,696−0.1%
18413,846+4.1%
18463,658−4.9%
18513,746+2.4%
18563,493−6.8%
18613,726+6.7%
18663,776+1.3%
18723,393−10.1%
18763,405+0.4%
18813,296−3.2%
18863,157−4.2%
18912,973−5.8%
18963,033+2.0%
19012,989−1.5%
19062,891−3.3%
19112,966+2.6%
19212,835−4.4%
19262,865+1.1%
19312,931+2.3%
19362,760−5.8%
19462,648−4.1%
19542,997+13.2%
19623,265+8.9%
19683,560+9.0%
19753,440−3.4%
19823,572+3.8%
19903,602+0.8%
19993,922+8.9%
20083,633−7.4%

Climate

Nantua faces a small lake on its west side and is protected by high cliffs on its landward sides which gives rise to a relatively mild continental climate.

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