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Cloister of Ambronay Abbey
Cloister of Ambronay Abbey
Coat of arms of Ambronay
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 46°00′23″N 5°21′40″E / 46.0064°N 5.3611°E / 46.0064; 5.3611Coordinates: 46°00′23″N 5°21′40″E / 46.0064°N 5.3611°E / 46.0064; 5.3611
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Belley
Canton Ambérieu-en-Bugey
Intercommunality Plaine de l'Ain
33.55 km2 (12.95 sq mi)
 • Density 70.402/km2 (182.34/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01007 /01500
Elevation 225–765 m (738–2,510 ft)
(avg. 246 m or 807 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ambronay is a commune. It is found in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Ain department in the east of France. In 2010, 2362 people lived in the commune. The inhabitants are the Ambrunois. The local economy is mostly based around commerce and construction. The most important monuments in the commune are the Notre-Dame d'Ambronay abbey and the Gironville bastide. They are both classed as monuments historiques. The Hôtel de ville is part of a 16th-century castle. Famous people from Ambronay include Louis Tholon, inventor of the first direct vision spectroscope.

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