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Rhône
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Coat of Arms du Rhône


Details
Information
Number69
RegionRhône-Alpes
PrefectureLyon
SubprefectureVillefranche-sur-Saône
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 4th


1 578 869


486 /km²
Area3,249 km²;
Arrondissements2
Cantons54
Communes293
President of the
general council
Michel Mercier
Location
Location of du Rhône in France

Rhône is a French département located in eastern central France. It is named after the Rhône River.

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History

The Rhône département was created on August 12, 1793 when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two départements (Rhône and Loire).

Originally, the eastern border of Rhône was the city of Lyon itself, so that the communes immediately east of Lyon depended from neighboring départements. With the growth of Lyon and the spilling of the urban area over the suburban communes of Lyon, the limits of the département were judged impractical as they left the suburbs of Lyon outside of the Rhône département. Thus, Rhône was enlarged several times to incorporate into it the suburbs of Lyon depending from the neighboring départements:

  • In 1852, 4 communes from the Isère département were incorporated into Rhône.
  • In 1967, 23 communes of Isère and 6 communes of the Ain département were incorporated into Rhône.
  • In 1971, 1 commune from Isère was incorporated into Rhône.

With these enlargements, the area of the Rhône département increased from 2,791 km² to the current 3,249 km² (16.4% larger). At the 1999 French census, the original Rhône département would have had only 1,071,288 inhabitants, which means that the population in the territories added in the last two centuries was 507,581 inhabitants in 1999.

Geography

Rivers include the Rhône and the Saône (which joins the Rhône in Lyon).

Other cities include Villeurbanne and Chaponost.

Economy

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Demographics

Culture

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External links

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