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Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Nantua
Canton Nantua
Intercommunality Lac de Nantua
4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
 • Density 199.4/km2 (516.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
01170 /01460
Elevation 446–724 m (1,463–2,375 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Béard-Géovreissiat is a commune in the Ain department of France. Most of the commune is the villages of Béard and Géovreissiat. The hamlet of St Germain de Béard, and the northern part of the hamlet of Croix-Châlon are also part of the commune.

The commune was called Géovreissiat until October 2008. Géovreissiat is the main village and the city hall is there. In 2009, 935 people lived in the commune. They are called the Béardais.

Between 1841 and 1846, the population fell from 720 to 354 inhabitants, and continued to fall until the end of the Second World War. Today it has reached its highest population since records began.

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