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Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse
Prefecture building of the Ain department
Administration
Full nameBourg-en-Bresse
CountryFrance
RegionRhne-Alpes
DepartmentAin
ArrondissementBourg-en-Bresse
IntercommunalityBourg-en-Bresse
MayorJean-François Debat (2008 2014)
Statistics
Elevation787.4 ft (240 m)
Highest Elevation895.7 ft (273 m)
Lowest Elevation721.8 ft (220 m)
Land Area9.2 sq mi (23.86 km2)
Total Population40203 (2008)
- Density4364.2/sq mi (1685/km2)
Postal code01000
INSEE01053

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Bourg-en-Bresse (-frbuʁkɑ̃bʁɛs; 'Bôrg' in Arpitan language) is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and was capital of the former province of Bresse (Brêsse). It is located 70 km (43.5 mi) north-northeast of Lyon.

The inhabitants of Bourg-en-Bresse are known as Burgiens.


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