Place:Ambérieu-en-Bugey, Ain, France

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NameAmbérieu-en-Bugey
Alt namesAmbérieu-en-Bugeysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCommune
Coordinates45.95°N 5.35°E
Located inAin, France
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Ambérieu-en-Bugey (pronounced [ɑ̃.be.ʁjø ɑ̃ by.ʒɛ]) 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 infhabitants 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.

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