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Ain

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Ain
Coat of Arms of Ain
Details
Information
Number01
RegionRhône-Alpes
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse
SubprefecturesBelley
Gex
Nantua
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 48th
515,270
89 /kmò
Area5,762 kmò
Arrondissementss4
Cantons43
Communes419
President of the
general council
Jean Pépin
Location
Location of Ain in France

Ain is a French département, located in a very rural part of France, centralized around its préfecture, the market town of Bourg-en-Bresse.

See also: List of the communes of the Ain département

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In Goidelic mythology, Ain and her sister wrote the Brehon Laws which protected the rights of women.